With a heavy heart, we say goodbye to Denali We have some sad news to pass along. This morning, August 5th, Denali, the male eastern timber wolf, was euthanized due to failing health and age related issues. Denali came to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in May 2005. Before coming to Como he was at the Wild Life Science Center in Minnesota. Denali was 16 years old. Life expectancy in the wild is 4 to 8 years. Como currently has a female wolf, Shy-Anne, also 16. Both Denali and Shy-Anne were born on April 5, 2003. They have the same father, but different mothers. They are the first wolves born in Minnesota through artificial insemination. Our deepest condolences to the zookeepers and all who loved Denali.