canis lupus occidentalis, Northwestern wolf
Born 3rd May 2011 at the UKWCT
Siblings: Tundra (F), Tala (F)
Nuka is now in his 2nd year and he is slowly maturing into a large male. He's much bigger than his sisters and he still has some growing to do to fit into his huge paws.
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.