SEQUIM — Grace and Tonka, a sister and brother pair of timber wolf puppies will soon join the rest of the wolf pack at the Olympic Game Farm.
These are the first set of wolf puppies the facility has received in many years, according to Olympic Game Farm President Robert Beebe, who is caring for the pups.
He said the game farm receives new animals from time to time but predatory babies are rare.
“Wolves you don’t see very much,” Beebe said.
Beebe added these are the first wolves with a melanistic — or black — color the facility has received in decades.
The puppies were transported from Predators of the Heart in Anacortes, a nonprofit animal refuge sanctuary that houses unwanted exotic species and educates the public about responsible animal ownership.
The game farm has a wolf pack of nine timber wolves and will introduce the wolf pups after 30 days and when they have received their first set of immunizations.
Erin Hawkins is a reporter with the Olympic Peninsula News Group, which is composed of Sound Publishing newspapers Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.