April 18, 2005

Wotan was born to Erin and Chetan and was everyone’s favorite pup of the litter. While the other pups would be squirming around chewing on visitors, Wotan would be sitting at someone’s feet, gazing affectionately up at them and gently requesting love and attention.

Although some people find it hard to tell Wotan and his brother apart, the best place to look is at their eyes. Wolfgang has little white “eyebrows” above each eye while Wotan has a much lighter, plain colored face.

After being added to the pack, Wotan grew to be one of the largest wolves in the enclosure. He and his brother were great friends who ganged up on their older brothers in order to achieve higher ranks in the pack. Their habit of joining together against Renki earned then the joint title of “The Brute Squad”. Wotan and Wolfgang eventually took on Tristan and drove him from the pack. Wolfgang emerged tentatively as the new alpha, but Wotan isn’t entirely willing to back down. Time will tell what’s next for them and the pack.

Wotan continues to be a wonderful sponsor wolf, giving out kisses quite freely. He is always agreeable to making new friends and posing for photographs.