Timber is a very small female who was born at Safari North Zoo, in Brainerd, Minnesota, in the spring of 2014. She grew up at Wildlife Encounters, an education/rescue facility in Omaha, Nebraska. They agreed to raise her, socialize her, and help find her a home as they were not equipped to look after a wolf for its whole life. When they heard about Wolf Park, they asked if we might provide her with a permanent home and we said yes!
She arrived well after sunset on December 11. She spent her first night indoors, snuggling with staff members. The next day she moved outside, and was immediately overwhelmed by the visitors who arrived for the annual holiday party. The staff spent long months getting her used to the idea of tours and visitors.
Timber is delighted to be around other wolves. She has had several play dates with Wotan and Renki. They find her enthusiasm overwhelming, but are willing to play once she settles down. She has a lovely howl. She and Willow the coyote often lead the choruses during Howl nights.