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Thorns and Leaves by Khalliysgraphy Thorns and Leaves by Khalliysgraphy
Finally I have been able to see my dear ones at Olderdissen again! :heart:
Since Laika's death back in september I've only been there three times, including today. Time has passed, but unfortunately the pack seems to be still very unsettled. On every of my three visits the pack hierarchy has been different. For now it seems like Smilla has relinquished her position as alpha female. Ronja is clearly in charge and Smilla was even acting a bit aloof around Luna. But that doesn't have to mean anything, as Luna is Ronja's shadow. Though Smilla doesn't avoid them, she's actually keeping an eye on them all the time. Also on this picture, standing on the same spot where Laika always used to watch out. What I found very interesting is that while Ronja's and Luna's bodies are full of scratches and biting marks Smilla has like only two tiny scrapes.
I wish I had more time to observe what's going on there.

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Name: Smilla
(Sub)species: European Wolf (Canis Lupus Lupus)
Gender: Female
Age: 4 years (May 2008)

Localisation: Tierpark Olderdissen, Bielefeld, Germany

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jekstro Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice one of the Nr. 3.
In fact Luna is the leader of the pack since december 12. Ronja supports on the second rank. Currently the mood inside the enclosure is really peaceful, and i heard something that i really missed in the last few months: The Sound of Ronja!
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, Jörg! :giggle: Good to see you here!
Are you sure? It didn't appeared to me like that at all. For me Luna was rather the one who didn't cared for the others and simply was busy with running around hysterically. Like she decided that she doesn't belong to this hierarchy anymore. :XD: Ronja was the one who watched out with tail up, trying to supress Smilla, who simply bit her off.
So now everyone of the four had been top ranked at one time in the last months, eh? (I heard that the TV said Kira would be alpha, holy crap) A bit weird.
I haven't heard one of them howling for two years now. =(
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jekstro Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, Luna should never be underestimated.
You are right: Luna is sometimes busy, but not hysterically. For some reason her day runs in a different way. The others are more active in the early morning hours while Luna is sleeping on her hill.
When the others have their siesta after the feeding time, Luna starts moving. At this time no one is closer to Luna than Luna herself and she gives a damn on it what the others do. So she seems to be uninterested. ;)
Ronja is a good actress and this is helpful to strengthen her position. Please keep in mind: Holding of a rank means 30 percent muscles and 70 percent psyche.
Kira and alpha? Well, it was a guess in a time when we got riddles day in day out and everything seemed to be possible.
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The interactions only happened between Ronja, Kira and Smilla I meant of course. :|
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I do know it's not so much about muscles. :D I just thought that Luna always appeared to be very unambitious about the ranks and uninterested about what the others do. And if you don't lead, then you're simply not a leader. That's why I find this quite astonishing. But well, I haven't seen the girls in a while, Luna's behaviour might has changed. When I was visiting them on monday I just saw Luna speeding along the fence, or dashing aimlessly through the enclosure for about two hours. The interactions only happened between Ronja, Luna and Smilla. There was no chance for me to recognise Luna as the number one. :XD:
I guess I will visit them again tomorrow or sunday!
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Ch4pter Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks quite similar to Laika here, are they related? Lol. Wonderful photography by the way!
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As much related as litter siblings usually are, haha. :D Thank you!
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Ch4pter Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
..Oh...well I did not know that, ahha! Sorry for my stupidness there, it just comes out, lol!
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's no problem. :XD: But you realised that they look very alike, that's good! :XD:
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Ch4pter Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They do, especially in that pose.
I loved Laika, she was my favourite out of them all, she was such a beauty. :(
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RabbyoSaberwolves Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
#x-Wolf-Paws-x has chosen to feature your piece. This has been placed in our featured folder at this time.
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. =)
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Kala1Nadia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
She's like, really? you're taking a picture of me
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She was posing so attention-cravingly, how could I resist? =D
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Kala1Nadia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
haha i see so i see
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Lupinicious Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Photographer
Ungewöhnliche Perspektive :-) Gefällt mir!
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dankeschön! =)
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Dalkur Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gab zwischendurch sogar mal die offizielle Meldung von Tierparkseite aus, dass Kira Alpha wäre. Lag wohl daran, dass sich die anderen Mädels gegenseitig ausgehebelt hatten, anders kann ich mir das kaum erklären, so zurückhaltend wie sie sonst immer war. Dass Ronja aber nun eher oben steht wundert mich da schon weit weniger. Die hatte ja immerschon so Tendenzen.
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wus, Kira? xD Also ein paar Tage direkt nach Laikas Tod hatte sie sich mit Smilla gegen Ronja und Luna zusammen getan, aber gleich Alpha? Das hatte sich doch auch ratzfatz wieder ... und dann war aber Smilla immer noch Alpha.
In wie fern eigentlich offizielle Meldung von Tierpark aus? Bzw. wo gab es diese Meldung? Eine Webseite gibt es von Olderdissen ja nicht so richtig.
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Dalkur Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kam inner Lokalzeit auf MDR, WDR?....Eins von beiden- mit Kommentar von den Pflegern wohl - Meine Mom hatte mich angerufen als der Beitrag lief, ich selbst hab ja keine Glotze. Die Tage davor gings wohl extrem rund mit heftigen Streiterein und Kämpfen. Ich hab sie auch extra 5 mal gefragt, ob sie sich ganz sicher nicht verhört hat. Ich wollts nämlich auch nich so ganz glauben. So oder so war das aber dann wohl echt ne temporäre Sache....ich mein..Kira...come on, seriously? XD Die Süße ist da einfach so garnicht der Typ für. Die wird da wohl eher zufällig für ne Weile 'oben' gelandet sein, weil die anderen Mädels sich gegenseitig abgeschossen haben.
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oder da hat sich jemand vertan. Würde mich auch nicht wundern. xD Aber meine Oma hat mir auch erzählt, dass da im Fernsehn ein Beitrag lief ... die Mediathek gibt da ja leider nix her.
Also die Wuffis sehen so aus, als hätten sich nur Ronja und Luna gegenseitig total gefetzt. (Auch wenn mir das merkwürdig vorkommt, die sind immerhin SO miteinander) Ronjas Gesicht ist voller Bissmacken und Luna hat richtige Löcher im Pelz. Sie sieht ein bisschen aus wie Ronja damals, kurz vor Maikes Tod. Beide Ohren sind zerfleddert, das Rechte hinten dran ganz entfellt. Smilla hat wie gesagt nur einen Kratzer auf der Nase und unter dem Auge. Eine kleine kahle Stelle am Lauf und sonst makellos, wie immer. Kira hat auch keine Bisswunden, dafür ist ihr Hinterteil aufgerissen, wie bei Luna.
Also entweder sind die Zwei solche Pros, dass sie Ronja und Luna zermackeln können, ohne selbst groß was abzubekommen, oder sie haben sich rausgehalten. xD
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NamidaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Writer
True love never dies <\3
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Nattizen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! =)
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wolfenphotography Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ein schönes Foto, auch wenn es in meinen Augen etwas dunkel geworden ist - schätze aber, dass ihr genauso trübes Wetter hattet wie es bei uns immer der Fall ist. Trotzdem...immer seinen Fav wert :heart:
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heller sah es irgendwie doof aus. Und ich denke, die Monitorhelligkeit spielt auch noch mal rein. =) Das Wetter war wirklich nicht so toll, ja.
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madarcher48 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful again I wish I could take photographs like yours;0
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You simply need the right equipment and the right location. And patience! =D
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How beautiful!! O.o
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Khalliysgraphy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! =)
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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