MAERA PACK – FEBRUARY 2010
The Maera pack currently consists of seven individuals; four adults, one yearling and two pups
– Harriet (adult female) – Born into Bridges pack in June 2004. Harriet is the alpha female of the pack, but she is not an especially good mother. She tends to have relatively small litters (c. 6 pups) and the pack is not very successful at rearing the pups.
– Alphy (adult male) – We are not sure when Alphy was born, but he is at least 4 years old. He is the alpha male, and wears a VHF radio collar to help us locate the pack.
– Cindy (adult female) – Cindy is Harriet’s litter-mate and she (like Harriet) is now 6 years old, which is pretty good going. Cindy is the beta female and also had a litter of pups in 2008, although none survived.
– Tick (adult male) – We are not sure how old Tick is, but he is at least 3 years old. Tick is the beta male, and partners Cindy.
– Cowboy (yearling male) – Cowboy is the only surviving member of this pack’s 2008 litter. His brother, Bandit, disappeared last month.
– Speckles (male pup) – Speckles is a male pup born in June 2009. He is a real character and one of the boldest of the pack.
– Splash (male pup) – Also born in 2009, Splash is Speckle’s brother and the two are the only surviving members of the 2009 litter of 6. Splach got his name from his antics when discovering water for the first time!