The Wolf Army
13 August 2011
UK Wolf Conservationís Trust will show off three Arctic wolf cubs, the first ever
UK Wolf Conservationís Trust to show three Arctic wolf cubs, the first ever seen in the UK
THE first ever Arctic wolf cubs seen in the UK will be on show in Beenham at the UK Wolf Conservationís Trust (UKWCT) open day.
Visitors at the open day on Monday, August 29, will have the opportunity to see and take photographs of all the Trustís wolves from specially adapted viewing points.
The three cubs were born at Parc Safari in Canada during a fierce snowstorm which left them fighting for their lives after suffering hypothermia.
They were rescued by staff from the park and hand-reared before being brought to the UK where they will now become ambassadors for their wild cousins.
The UKWCT is offering the unique trio a home where they will join the Trustís own set of Beenham wolf cubs born in April this year.
The addition of this yearís cubs bring the total number of wolves at the park to 12.
They live in smaller packs in three large enclosures, and act as ambassadors for their species to help Trust staff and volunteers raise awareness about the conservation of their wild cousins.
Money raised goes towards supporting scientific research and education programmes throughout Europe, North America and Africa.
by Mark Taylor