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Pups and... What? Two moms...?

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Family of arctic wolves (canis lupus arctos, vlk arkticky) from ZOO Brno, Czech republic :lol: there are two females, Alex and Clair and cubs of Clair. One of my the best shots, I think :blushes:

They look like a happy family, do not they? In fact, Alex used to be alpha female and she gave birth to five pups this year. Only few days after this, Clair, beta female, also gave birth! She had 6 babies. The harmony in the pack was destroyed and Clair attacked and killed all five cubs of Alex, the alpha. Alex fortunately accepted the new situation and now both females take care of 6 cubs of Clair.
This picture was taken after Clair stopped feeding her pups. Now Alex is massaging belly of a cub to make it excrete well :nod:

If you want to see exhibit of arctic wolf in ZOO Brno, look here - [link] :D


Wolfish photos I am quite satisfied with: :blushes:

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Much more of them in my wolfish gallery - [link]

Photos of wolves cubs: [link] [link] [link] :aww:



This photo belongs to me and I can very easily prove, that it was me, who took this shot. So please, respect my copyright :nod: if you want to use my work, ask me first to gain my permission, please! Thank you :lol:
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804x590px 488.24 KB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/501 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
39 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jun 3, 2009, 1:40:28 PM
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© 2009 - 2021 woxys
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mudian1992's avatar
Cyklopi's avatar
cute family, cute photo! 😊
rhunel's avatar
Beautiful, great photo!
Emperor-Lelouch's avatar
lol one's getting a rasberry or what ever what mothers sometimes do with their baby
XxIceSpiritOfSCxX's avatar
awww the puppies ;A;!
Artsy50's avatar
This is so sweet. :D :heart: May I use this as reference? I will certainly give you credit for the ref.
spottedleaf-lover-20's avatar
PuppyMillPrevention's avatar
can I use this as a reference in a picture? I will not copy or trace! Just to look at to get the anatomy right?
woxys's avatar
Yes, you can use it - just give me credit, please and send me a link to your finished work, I will fav it :D
PuppyMillPrevention's avatar
ok! ^^ I love your photography so much!
JeanaWei's avatar
D'aw poor Alex...
narufag's avatar
we are family. i got all my sister and me :D
Iluq's avatar
Beautiful photo, it's difficult to think of that situation from a wolf's perspective instead of a human's. It wouldn't be fair to call it cruel on Claire's part; I'm glad both are getting along and working together in the end.
HalloweenMonster's avatar
This is a captured moment of true beauty thank you for sharing it!!
Blue4196's avatar
Wolfes have multiple labors in the pack, this one is the mother and the ''babysitter'' , another ones are the mediators, who cares to stop the fight on the pack, etc..
woxys's avatar
in this pack, both females, alpha and beta, have pups :)
dcbpoop's avatar
wolves are a highly misunderstood species...for good reason.
dcbpoop's avatar
yet they create and maintain harmony.
Izzy555's avatar
Aww but why would Clair kill Alex's cubs
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Alphadestroyer's avatar
shes giveing him a rasebary
Unaro637Wolf's avatar
Adorable! I'm gonna be a wolf biologist wolf biologist in my future its my most #1 favorite animal
woxys's avatar
good luck with that!
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