Born on April 1, 2017 in Indiana
Arrived at Mission: Wolf on June 4, 2017
Fondly referred to as our “April Fool’s Baby,” Saurya (Shuh-rye-uh) was born at the Washington Park Zoo in Indiana, when an accidental litter of puppies required the facility to find a suitable home. Our staff drove halfway across the country to Lincoln, NE, to pick up little Saurya along with her sister Chakra, who now resides at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide, CO.
Saurya, a pure wolf, was timid and unsure about meeting people upon her arrival to the sanctuary. But after a month of acclimating to life in the mountains, she began to cautiously investigate her surroundings. Despite her shyness, Saurya has very much displayed her wild side, as she enjoyed climbing on the roof of the old cabin in the Ambassador enclosure to survey her domain.
As she grew, Saurya’s behavior became much more wolfy, so we decided that the best thing for her would be to move out of the Ambassador pack and into an enclosure with Rosie and Tiger, our 4-year-old Gray wolf siblings. She proved to be too energetic even for the high-strung siblings, and so we have moved her into her own spacious enclosure in the lower section of the refuge, where she can keep an eye on the daily activities while still preserving her space.