LIVE (SOUTH) WEBCAM - INTERNATIONAL WOLF CENTRE
The female wolf has a gestation period of nine weeks and gives birth to a litter usually consisting of 4 to 6 pups. Wolf pups are born both deaf and blind and weigh only one pound. A wolf pup’s eyes are blue at birth, turning yellow by the time they are eight months old. When the pups are born, they are cared for by all of the adult wolves in the pack. Young pups start off drinking milk from their mother, but around five to 10 weeks they will start eating food regurgitated from adult pack members. At six months, wolf pups become hunters, and at 2 years old they are considered adults.
On average, a wolf will live four to eight years in the wild.