Aria (A-rye-a) is a white male, arctic wolf that was born in the spring of 2009 at Bear Country, a wildlife safari park in South Dakota. Due to the failing economy the park had been unable to sell the two litters and no longer had room to house them. At nearly four months of age they arrived at Mission: Wolf in a horse trailer. Just as they all began to settle into life at the refuge, tragedy struck and the pups became ill. Two died in front of us and a third on her way to the vet. Aria who was in the worst shape of the remaining five had gone into a coma. Staff and vets began frantically searching for someway to help little Aria. Finally one vet called with an idea. Staff worked tirelessly to administer the treatment and on the third day were rewarded when Aria woke up. Within a day his wolf behavior returned: his paws hit the four foot mark on the walls as he ran around inside the recovery room.