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Frost
Male Wolf
Frost
Frost joined the Big Pack in the Sky on February 7th, 2010.
He passed at 2 years old due to intussusception (a collapsing of the small intestine).

Frost was an Arctic wolf that was born on May 8, 2007. He was the younger brother of Alice, Thunder, Sabine, Sugar, Storm and Powder, who were rescued a year prior. Frost was one of the few wolves born right here at Wild Spirit after his parents, Yukon and Sierra (along with another animal named Axel), were surrendered into our care, as their owner no longer wanted to breed them.

Happy to give them a home, we began the process of making arrangements and set off to pick them up. Once loaded into our rescue van, all three animals were taken to the vet to be spayed and neutered, but when the vet looked at Sierra he discovered something very surprising – she was already pregnant! Although the addition of a litter of pups was not an ideal situation, staff elected to let her maintain her pregnancy.

Upon arrival at Wild Spirit, the three new rescues settled in nicely, creating their home in one of our most beautiful habitats, full of trees and rocks. Almost immediately, Sierra and Yukon prepared for their final litter by digging a den in the dirt under a large rock slab. While doing so, they uncovered a fungus called Cryptococcus, which is generally not a huge threat for canines, but for a mother and her young pups, it can be lethal.

Sierra gave birth to five puppies: Teton, Shasta, Flurry, Frost, and Trinity. Unfortunately, Sierra and Trinity were so affected by the Cryptococcus that they ended up passing away due to the infection. Teton experienced some nerve damage in his front leg, but otherwise recovered fully, and Shasta recovered without any issue. Luckily for Flurry and Frost, they began showing a marked interest in people and wandering away from their mother to investigate the humans around them before excessive exposure occurred. Due to their interest and aptitude, we began to train them to work as Ambassadors, which meant spending a lot more time with people and less time in the enclosure. This allowed both Flurry and Frost to avoid any nerve damage from the Cryptococcus.

Frost

Personality

Frost’s personality kept changing as he grew older. When little, he was very affectionate and brave around new people; when slightly older, he developed a naughty streak and began to harass Caretakers. Eventually, his temperament evened out, and he generally was a sweet guy. He still had a mischievous side and liked to push the boundaries with his Caretakers, but less nipping was involved!

Relationships

Frost lived with his brother, Flurry, and a female high-content wolfdog named Sassy. Sassy was removed due to a scuffle, which left Frost with his brother.

Likes & Dislikes

Frost liked cherry juice snow cones, ripping Caretaker’s jackets, and play dates with Cheyenne.

Frost disliked getting his food last, people he didn’t know or trust, and being crowded.

Fun Facts

When Frost and Flurry first moved into the animal care office when they were itty-bitty, they were given tentative names. We had heard before that Leyton, our former director, absolutely despised when people named animals after themselves. It became obvious what one of the pups had to be called before we had enough time with them to provide a fitting name . . . Leyton Jr.

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