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Male Wolf
Navar joined the Big Pack in the Sky on May 1st, 2016.
He was assisted at 16 years old due to old age/quality of life concerns.
Navar was born on April of 2000, and arrived at Wild Spirit in April of 2008. He came to Wild Spirit with his brother, Brutus, and sister, Akela. We originally were meant to rescue another of the siblings, Callie, but she unfortunately passed during her spay procedure.
The trio had originally belonged to Fejervary Children’s Zoo in Davenport, Iowa, which had been around for a century. The zoo had purchased six pups from Wilderness Kingdom Zoo, and the four remained by the time Wild Spirit agreed to take them.
Fejervary Zoo began to have a difficult time with funding and community support. Additionally, the eight year-old wolves had very high stress levels, and prior to her passing, Callie and her sister, Akela, had been getting into substantially more severe fights. Eager to ensure they were well cared for, Fejervary reached out to us for placement.
After ensuring we had the space and resources to guarantee they would have all their needs met, we drove to Davenport, assisted with the wolves’ capture, and brought them to Wild Spirit. Within only a few weeks, all three began coming up to the fence for tours and accepting food from Caretakers’ hands without issue.


Navar was the shyest of the trio around strangers, but depending on the person, could be quite social! Navar and his brother, Brutus, had a fairly competitive relationship, and Navar really came out of his shell following his passing. That is when the era of “butt scratch Navar” came into play, where he was actively seeking affection from the Caretakers he trusted!


Navar originally lived with his siblings from Iowa, Brutus and Akela. When both siblings passed, he moved in with “The Countess”, Contessa.

Likes & Dislikes

Navar enjoyed arguing with neighbors, Caretakers he trusted and enrichments.

Navar disliked sudden movements and being approached head-on.

Fun Facts

Navar had a lasting war with the ravens that call Wild Spirit home. Any time one landed in his enclosure, he made it his mission to scare off the large birds. Unfortunately, his efforts were useless and the ravens just kept coming back.

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