Think you would have the guts to go hang out with a wild wolf pack face to face?
Maybe you shouldn’t be too eager to try it, as a wild wolf pack from Norway suggests.
This video shows just how wild these wolves still are, as one wolf (not so gently) reminds the host.
Though these wolves are not technically a wild wolf pack (they are confined in an enclosure), they still are wild animals with instincts and behaviors that deserve caution and demand respect.
The researcher in the video clearly has a relationship with this wild wolf pack, which allows access for the film crew and host. However, when the host does something the wolves don’t like, they let him know promptly in the language of wolves: with a quick nip at his hand.
If you’ve never had a chance to howl with wolves (wild or captive), you should find a way to do so. Many nature centers or zoos have programs, or if you’re fortunate enough to live where the wolves do, just go out into a remote area and start howling. Make sure it’s remote for two reasons: One, you don’t want to disturb your neighbors; Two, you don’t want your neighbors thinking you’ve lost your marbles.
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