Wolves move to Escot Park
PUBLISHED: 11:12 10 March 2017
A pack of six grey wolf siblings have made Escot Park their new home as part of an ongoing research project.
The wolves, Elvis, Sting, Lemmy, Moby and their sisters PJ and KD have arrived from Stockholm, Sweden, where staff will continue research to understand wolf domestication.
Grey wolves are the most common species of wolf and are the size of a large Alsatian.
Wildwood CEO 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 wolves will not be on show to the public immediately as they will undergo a quarantine period for four months to allow them to settle into their new environment.
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.”