You know I asked the ZOO Brno about the condition of the pack of Artic wolves ().
Today I got the reply - fast, gentle, full of information... and very saddening at the same time.
Atila, the alpha male of the pack, died of old age.
You know how I loved this fantastic wolf, who trully had a character, so you can imagine how I feel.
This is the last good photo I took of him...
His death caused the current situation of the pack: wolves are stressed, because they lost a leader, which caused the change of hierarchy and lot, lot of stress, so wolves lose their fur and so... The tests did not prove any bacteria or parasites. So the cause of the problem is the death of alpha.
Atila, I will miss you. I will never forget you as I spent so many wonderful moments with you.
It was great to watch you rising your puppies, to see you just running through the enclosure, to see you active, happy, but also lazy. It was fun to watch you chasing your females and how they also chased you during the mating season. It was fun to see you hiding behind the hill when a doggy came closer. You will always be the one of three wolves who were the first arctic beauties which founded the Brno's pack. And you will always live in many pups you've fathered.
Goodbye, my sweet Atila. My funny beloved Atila.
I am crying now