Wolf cubs come to UK & could be back in wild for first time in hundreds of years!

Keeping the wolves from the door could become a reality again, as some cubs have arrived on our shores.

Six of the wild animals have been shipped here from Sweden, as part of a project that could see them brought back into the wild for the first time in around 100 years.

The last wild wolf was shot back in the 18th century, but these new wolves will be greeted in a much more friendly way.

The pack are ten months old and are made up of four males and two females. The wolves will literally be howling at the moon but have also been named after famous musicians.

They are called Elvis, Sting, Lemmy, Moby, PJ and KD. Currently they are being held in quarantine in Devon. They will then start their new life at Wildwood Escot in Ottery St Mary, Devon.

The cubs are part of a wildlife campaign to try and reintroduce the animals back into the wild. If wolves are reintroduced to the wild in the UK, it is likely to be in Northern Scotland and it may not happen for several years.

Wildwood chief executive Peter Smith said: “The goal of the Wildwood Trust is to tell the story of the last thousand years of British wildlife, and this research project covers a vital part of that story.

“Wolves played an incredibly important role in our history, shaping our culture and even the landscape.

“It’s a great privilege to have these magnificent animals at our Devon site to help us tell their story.”

The enclosure that Wildwood Escot’s wolf pack will now call home has been designed specially to tend to their natural needs. In the future you might see these magnificent animals when you are walking in the countryside.

Wildwood keeper Kerry James said: “We’re really excited about the wolves.

“We visited them in Sweden as part of the transfer to meet their keepers and get to know them.

“They’ve each got their own personalities and it’s going to be a real pleasure working with them.”

Leave a Reply