Two beautiful grey wolves were released into their new woodland enclosure this week as Wildwood rebuilds and enlarges their wolf facility at the popular Canterbury based rewilding centre.
The two young wolves, female Nuna and male Odin are the beginning of a planned new wolf pack at the park and form a small part of Wildwood’s mission to educate public opinion and research the long-term benefits and issues of rewilding Britain to bring back a flourishing ecological diversity.
With a dedicated and experienced wolf keeper team behind the scenes, it is hoped that romance will soon blossom between the new pair and that the huge wolf facility will soon hear the pitter patter of tiny paws and the start of Wildwood's exciting new wolf pack.
Wildwood’s Peter Smith said, “We’re delighted to have the wolves in the first stage of their new woodland home. Our vision is to allow people to immerse themselves inside the new wolf woodland. The wolves, Nuna and Odin are a pair from Sweden and Switzerland which match the wolves that once lived in Britain."
"For many centuries, the European grey wolf, Canis lupus, has been a much maligned animal – persecuted due to fear, hate and misunderstanding. Today, with a new understanding of the wolf, many myths depicting the wolf as a villain have been dispelled and it is coming to be respected as the awe-inspiring animal it truly is."
"It is the Wildwood Trust’s mission to continue to educate and inspire visitors on the facts about this animal, and their arrival to Wildwood cites the beginning of what will be an exciting campaign and research project. Wolves played an incredibly important role in our history, shaping our own evolution, culture and our landscape. It's a great privilege to have these magnificent animals at our Canterbury site to continue to help us tell their story.”