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Roadtrip 2012: Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, Part 2

Thursday, 2012-09-27: Wolfhaven

Located South of Olympia, Wolfhaven is one of the oldest wolf sanctuaries in the US. Their tour mainly features some of their rescues from irresponsible owners. The enclosures are large and and they only keep two wolves in each. I guess trying to compose packs of individuals who didn't grow up with each other or aren't even properly socialized wouldn't work anyway. They are also part of a breeding program for highly endangered Red Wolves. They are quite shy though, and I didn't get any pictures of them. Unfortunately, due to the fences it is quite hard to photograph the wolves anyway.

A day at the zoo...

The traditional Sunday activity of our local furmeet is a visit to the zoo of Nuremberg. The weather wasn't good enough for photos, unfortunately, and it was extremely cold... But I was able to observe the two new wolves (from Spain, quite small even for European wolves...) very closely. In fact, I can say they have been inseparable -- for twenty minutes or so. With me standing less then two meters away. She was rather pissed off after five minutes while he had a certain "what the f... have I got myself into again?" (pun intended) look on his face.
I'm looking forward to observe the cubs one day... :-)