KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport just had to euthanize one of its wolves.
10-year-old Wahya, which is Cherokee for "wolf," was put down because he had developed a disease that destroyed his nerves and was slowly becoming paralyzed.
Ranger Bob Culler says he was the alpha male of the pack. "The other male that's in there now will become alpha by default, so it will have an effect," he said. "The wolves that are there will mourn and look for Wahya."
The park is in the process of getting four or five pups next spring to increase the size of the pack.
- Rabies vaccinations offered in Southwest Virginia
- Sports injury seminar aimed to teach coaches how to keep athletes healthy
- Children given free winter coats at the 17th annual Coats For Kids
- Unusual investigation leads to arrest of Bristol, Va. man
- Local agencies participating in National Drug Take-Back Day