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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our lone remaining Timber Wolf - Alpha. 

Alpha was captive born in the spring of 2001 and arrived at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife on June 8, 2004 as part of a pack of 4 wolves – retired from the movie industry. 

Alpha led a long and healthy life here at Grouse Mountain. He turned 15 years old this spring, which itself is a testament to his overall care and health. The average lifespan for a wolf in human care is 13 years, but would fall closer to 6 to 8 years in the wild. 

We will sincerely miss his presence here but take comfort in knowing that he led a full life and helped us educate hundreds of thousands, if not millions of visitors to Grouse Mountain about the perils and persecutions that are faced by his species. 

Thank you Alpha.

Dr. Ken Macquisten 
Managing Director / Veterinarian 
Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife

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