Canis lupus occidentalis, Northwestern wolf
Born 3rd May 2011 at the UKWCT
Siblings: Tundra (F), Tala (F)
Nuka has now matured in a large, adult male wolf and left his ungangly cub appearance behind. He's much bigger than his sisters and it is made even more obvious when they have their thick winter coats on.
While Nuka is affectionate and confident with his handlers, he can also be at times a ball of naughty furriness. It's hard to comprehend just how much he has grown from the days he was bottle fed! He loves to welcome his handlers into their enclosure although he does tend to get a little enthusiastic leaping up and licking in excitement. However, he soon calms down and rolls over to have his tummy rubbed.