Grey Wolf or Timber Wolf (Canis lupus)
The pack here at Beardsley arrived in the summer of 1998 from a breeding facility in South Dakota. We have one male
Apache (the black one) and one female Cheyenne. You may sometimes see keepers in with the wolves. They are conditioning/target training the wolves in order to make check-ups and routine health procedures less stressful for the animals.
Large canines with combinations or variations of grey, black, white, or light brown fur, standing 26" to 35" at the shoulders and weighing 60 to 140 pounds.
Alaska, southern Canada, northern west and Midwest States (Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming). A smaller subspecies is found in Mexico. Historically wolves were found in all 50 US States, all of Canada and most of Mexico.
As a pack: moose, caribou, elk, deer, mountain sheep and beaver, a single wolf will prey on rabbit, pheasant and other small animals.
10 - 16 years in the wild, 20 years in captivity.
Brew at the Zoo
We are open...
9am to 4pm every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Directions and Info
Contact Info: Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo 1875 Noble Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06610
Main Number: (203) 394-6565