Denali National Forest Has a New Litter of Husky Puppies on the 'Puppycam'
PHOTO: The puppies of Denali National Park are mighty cute, but have a big job ahead of them. (Courtesy National Park Service)
Each year Denali National Park launches a live sled dog ‘puppycam,’ and it is exactly what it sounds like.
The park’s latest litter of adorable husky puppies was born in July. If you think they’re cute, wait until you hear their names. Happy, Party, Pinata, Cupcake, and Hundo were each named after the park’s centennial theme.
This puppycam can be viewed here on the National Park Services’ website and with the amount of puppies and the size of the puppy pen, park officials wants viewers to know there could be chances the cute canines may not always be in front of the camera. The mother of the litter will also be in the pen making her cameo from time to time.
The fenced-in play pen is filled with climbing obstacles and, of course, toys for the cuteness to roam around and whether the puppies are sitting around doing nothing or interacting, it’s worth taking a peek.
Their training will start once they gain a little bit of weight and stature, explains Conde Nast Traveler (h/t Fox News) as they become “canine rangers” that provide the NPS with means of patrol across the park which stretches out over nearly 6 million acres. The NPS website also adds the form of mushing is a cultural tradition across the state of Alaska that dates back thousands of year. It’s nice to see some things never go out of style.
There’s even better news. You can go visit Denali’s sled dogs in person. There is no fee on Veteran’s Day (November 11) but the usual $10 fee is completely worth it.
If you can’t resist leaving the puppies, and really fall in love with the puppies, you have a chance to adopt them after nine years on the job. Can you imagine having a loyal travel companion that used to be a sled dog? Especially one named “Cupcake.”
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