Illiamna (ill-ee-ahm-na) is a brindle-colored male arctic wolf, named after a volcanic mountain and river in Alaska. He was born in the spring of 2009 at a wildlife safari park called Bear Country in South Dakota. He did not come alone, with him were seven other puppies. Three litter mates and four Canadian Grey wolf pups that grew up together in the same enclosure at the park. The failing economy also affected the park and these pups had not been sold, and they did not have room to keep them. A volunteer drove many miles for the transport and at nearly four months old they arrived at M:W in a horse trailer.