Diligent Youtube commenters (and yours truly) have the hunch that this is actually a Husky and not a wild wolf, judging by its demeanor and size. That all said, chalk another one up on the "This Olympics is Totally Nuts" column.
UPDATE: This just keeps happening, doesn't it? In a move that shouldn't surprise anyone, this was another prank set up by Jimmy Kimmel. Check out the full clip here:
And here's Kimmel's entire bit:
The 22-year-old athlete and avowed animal lover is planning on taking four puppies and their mother back to the states with him after discovering them under a security tent where they lived outside of a media center in Sochi. He tweeted that he's doing all he can to prep mama dog and her pups by giving them their necessary vaccinations. "I'm trying...I'm doing what I can," he says, also stating that he's found potential homes for the dogs stateside.
puppy love is real to puppies. pic.twitter.com/krauCUPjOg— Gus Kenworthy (@guskenworthy) February 11, 2014