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White Wolf Sanctuary
PO Box 65
Tidewater, OR 97390
Almost two years of age, Malina is an Arctic female who is growing into her long legs and white coat. Her name means “sun goddess” in Inuit, and even though she is shy, Malina will assert herself if her sister (Nukka) ever begins to boss her around. Malina is quite the little huntress! She will spend her mornings stalking critters, carefully placing her paws in the grass before pouncing on her prey. Additionally, Malina likes to show off to our guests during tours by picking up sticks and prancing around with her head held high. We are blessed to have such an elegant little girl like her at our sanctuary.
Nukka (pronounced with a long “u”) is an Arctic female who is a little older than one year and is growing bigger every day! More curious than her sister (Malina), Nukka will follow tours and smell the scents left behind by our guests. She also loves giving kisses and occasional (and very gentle) love nibbles. Nukka does not hunt quite as well as her sister, but is not afraid to try and snatch Malina’s catch! She never fails to melt our hearts with her smiling face and charmingly endearing personality.
Archidamus is the one and only timber wolf at White Wolf Sanctuary. We are lucky to have received this handsome boy; he came to us after being rescued from a situation in which he was tethered to a pole his whole life. Now 2 years old, he has developed into a rowdy and silly individual who gets the staff laughing every day! In addition to excitedly jumping before being moved into a new enclosure, he loves to talk to us with anticipation during feeding time. He also seems to be the only one who would be able to keep up with his mate, Tamahawk. They can be seen flirtatiously playing or racing around their enclosures during the evening and it is a delight to behold.
Brought to us from Wolf Woods Ranch in Minnesota, Hope is an Arctic female who is currently paired with our tundra wolf, Goliath. Despite being 15 years of age, she taught her mate how to play when he first arrived at White Wolf Sanctuary! We are privileged to have a wolf as magnificently sweet as her. Hope loves hot dogs, gives the softest kisses, and has a gentle demeanor and kind spirit that make us stop in our tracks to admire how wonderfully beautiful she is.
Tamahawk is an energetic and feisty Arctic female who is 7 years old. She lived in Texas, California, and Idaho, before finally finding a permanent home here at White Wolf Sanctuary. Even though one of the smaller wolves here, Tamahawk knows how to assert herself and is pretty much in charge in the relationship built between she and her partner, Archidamus. She is endearingly nick-named the ‘Party Girl’ because in addition to having an alpha-like attitude and marvelous confidence, she wakes everyone up in the morning by running around belting out lively howls!
Tehalin – meaning “beautiful spirit” – is a handsome gentleman who came to us with his Arctic siblings (Modoc, Sakarri, and enclosure-mate Nike). He is 7 years old and knows how to assert himself with vocalizations and impressive posturing. However, he is known for going border-line comatose while being scratched by a staff member or visitor! Tehalin also has very good table manners; during feeding time he will pick up his meat and place it on the nearest picnic bench to eat. His loving soul and antics to get a scratch on the chin make it nearly impossible to not give him the attention he craves.
Named for the Goddess of Victory, Nike has an effervescent personality that brings joy to whoever beholds her. Coming to us with her three Arctic siblings (Modoc, Sakarri, and enclosure-mate Tehalin), Nike is now 7 years old. Even though Tehalin is much larger than her, she makes up for the size difference by excitedly outrunning him to every location. Her fiery spirit matches that of a rocket and when scratched near the base of her tail, she will wiggle her hips and do the cha-cha! She also loves to meet the guests on tours and never fails to lay on the wolf kisses.
The largest of the four Arctic siblings (Nike, Tehalin, and enclosure-mate Sakarri), Modoc is named in honor of the Modoc Tribe from Klamath Falls, Oregon. Even though shy and cautious toward unfamiliar people, once Modoc develops a relationship with someone he reveals his sweet, gentle, and loving personality. He also adores Sakarri, often playing long games of hide-and-seek between the trees of each enclosure. Our big and handsome boy is now 7 years old and watches over everyone at the sanctuary protectively with his incredibly beautiful eyes that could break more than a few hearts!
Sakarri is an Arctic female with a name meaning ‘sweet’ in Inuit. She is sister to Nike, Tehalin, and her enclosure-mate Modoc. Even though she is now 7 years old, Sakarri still has the sparkling demeanor of a puppy and her vivacious personality and beauty quickly win the hearts of White Wolf Sanctuary guests. When visited by director Lois, she will do just about anything to receive all of the belly rubs she can get! In addition to that, she loves playing with Modoc, sunbathing on her picnic table, and rubbing up on the fence for scratching.
The newest member of White Wolf Sanctuary, Goliath is a pure-white tundra wolf who was donated by Triple D Game Farm in Montana. Despite being 9 years old when he arrived, he was very shy and needed to be taught how to play by his new partner, Hope! It is lovely to watch them interact with such kindness and caring for one another. Goliath has also blossomed wonderfully in his months here at the sanctuary; he now proudly struts his stuff and acts like the king of the place!