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Dad and baby arctic wolf: love by woxys Dad and baby arctic wolf: love by woxys
Male alpha arctic wolf Atila (Canis lupus arctos, vlk arkticky) from ZOO Brno, Czech republic, is protecting his baby cub ;) the pups were so cute :aww:


As I am very proud of this shot, I dedicate the photo to my best friends *Allerlei and ~Kajula :love:

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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos)
Location: Canadian Arctic and the northern parts of Greenland
Size: 1.8 m long, 79 cm high weight: 75 kg
Diet: Caribou, musk oxen, Arctic Hares, seals, ptarmigan, lemmings. Arctic wolves eat all their prey, also its bones and fur
Conservation status: common. They still live in the whole of its original range, because local conditions are too extreme for humans.
Interesting facts: mother gives birth to some 2-3 pups in May. Pups are born almost black as they get older, colour of their fur turns to white. Adults are completely white, even in summer | arctic wolves live in the pack of some 7-10 members. Only alpha male and alpha female mate | arctic wolves have shorter ears and nose than other wolves species. They also have thicker fur, shorter legs | they do not run too fast, their advantage is persistence | wolves probably do not see in colours.
ZOO: to see exhibit of arctic wolves, click Here ;)

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:iconsupersmashcynderlum:
SuperSmashCynderLum Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awwwwwwwwww! How cute. ^^
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monoga Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Awwwwwwwwwww I love this sight
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Veualiah-Karasu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the prettier :heart:
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wolfsvsdogs Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
awwww how cute ^.^
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mrsnahvalo1990 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
awwww..cute pup wolf!!!
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v--an Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I use this as a reference for a drawing? *O* It's so adorable. :heart:
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Yes, you can use it - just give me credit, please and send me a link to your finished work, I will fav it :D
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OritBJ Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I used your wonderful wolves here [link] thank you very much for your permission :love: :hug:
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:iconmi-chan785:
Mi-chan785 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
This is so beautiful... and cute ;___;
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StephApples93 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Too sweet! =)
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Fantasy-luver Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! It shows what nurturing creatures wolves can be ^^
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xMisayox Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
so cute!!
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:iconquentin-kalend:
Quentin-Kalend Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Student Photographer
If only human will be more like animals...
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SuikenNinja Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Kyaaaaaaa!!!!!!! >w< So CUTE!!!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

I love Wolfs!!
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knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaah, too beautiful
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DanaAnderson Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
Seeking warmth...
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
but Atila then stood and ran away :rofl:
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DanaAnderson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Like a good father? ;P
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
well, no :D he used to care of them, when the cubs were very tiny. After they got a bit bigger and older, they started to stress and tyrannize him :rofl:
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DanaAnderson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Very interesting! What do they do to stress and tyrannize him? :D
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
they chase him :D
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DanaAnderson Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Some kind of vengeance? ;P
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
exactly! :giggle:
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009   General Artist
Awe! That's so sweet! Big daddy watching over his pup! That's one devoted and caring papa-wolf!
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woxys Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
I am afraid, that as soon as I took this shot, Atila rose and left XD yes, he cared for the cubs, but when they got older, he started to be really hysterical about them :D
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LolRainy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
moving..
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
:aww:
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TerrierQueen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
OmGoodness this is gorgeous! Well done!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
thank you :aww:
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TerrierQueen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
You are welcome - what a cute picture! <GRIN<
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ogiedomane Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
featured [link]
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
wohoo, cool!
thank you :dance:
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:iconogiedomane:
ogiedomane Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
you're very welcome :)
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GuteNachtKuss Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
that's so cute
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
thank you :aww:
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theshinyrock Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
awwwwwwwwwwwww :love:
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
:aww: it also makes me ,,awww" :giggle: wolves are amazing! :aww:
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theshinyrock Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
aw yes I adore them :love: :heart:
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:rose: :butterfly: :rose: I`ve featured this gorgeous dev here [link] :wave:
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CaveLupa Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot^^ What a peaceful moment. I've always known that animals do have the ability to love. This shot proves it :)

Do you work in that Zoo? We have a Wolf Park around here, too and it is really hard to get nice shots if you are just a visitor :)
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009
thank you :aww: and no, I am a regular visitor :nod:
But Czech ZOOs are usually very photographers-friendly and more over, those arctic wolves inhabit one of the best Czech exhibit at all! It is large, but still it allows you to have close contact with wolves, if they want to :D and they usually do want :D

If feel intrested, look at the exhibit - [link] :D
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CaveLupa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a look yesterday but after I visited your wolf gallery. And yes, the Zoo is really great. The photos you took are great^^ One can imagine what it is like in that Zoo :) But your photos of the wolves are still breathtaking. Even if one can get close to them I guess it's still not easy to get such great pictures :D
Where I live there are two Zoos and they still have mostly those horrible cages from grandgrandgrandgrandfather's times.I once had a work experience in one of those Zoos. They do what they could to make the best of it but that's everything but easy. One always needs loads of money and those Zoos are simply too small
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
again, thank you for very nice words! :aww:
I understand, what you mean :( my best friend visited ZOO Munchen recently and I was really very looking forward to her report, but she was so disappointed! Sha said, that she did not like the exhibits /too small/ and that there was no chance to take shots due to double barriers of bars :(

It shocked me :(

I was always surprised, that many people from rich countries (GB, USA, GER) ask me, if I work in the zoo, if I can take these shots.
Now I see, that it is because of our poor, but GREAT Czech ZOOs, which probably have better ecnlosures, than ZOOs in rich countries :(
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CaveLupa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's right. In Saarbrücken, the biggest Zoo in our department (which is still quite small) there is also a very small bear cage that is not used anymore but it is the worst remain of all. There are some great Zoos in France quite close behind the border in Amneville and others that are said to have really great areas without barriers. But those Zoos are very big and new. Normally, Zoos have been founded somewhen in the 19th or early 20th century. In these times, nobody cared about an animal's life and nowadays we have to live with this horrible inherit.
But it's great if there are Zoos like these in Czech or France. That gives hope :)
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Amneville was a home of two of our arctic wolves females! :D
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CaveLupa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
There is so much advertisement around where I live (Saarland XD) and it's quite close to where I live but I've never been there in fact. Have you already heard of the Wolf park in Merzig? It is lead by Werner Freund who seems to be a wolf scientist or something XD There are all kinds of wolves living there and they do have nice areals but again large wire fences that make it more than hard to take a photo. And people are oh so afraid the wolves could escape and murder the whole population >.<

Even this very small pack in Sachsen spread panic around everywhere. People wouldn't want to wolves to return into our forests. They fear attacks to their children at night... And those stupid newspapers and TV series even strengthen that popular believe. After it was said that this yound female was found dead and nobody knew how many wolves had been living there the newspapers showed pictures of wolves showing their teeth together with their prey, saying 'The last thing this poor lamb saw'. It drives me insane
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
I do not know about this German facility, only about some special wolf park in France!

And omg, what kind of journalists do you have?
I am a journalist and this made me sick.
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Youkokanna Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
God if human fathers were like this pretty wolf we wouldn't have a problem in the world. I love wolves so much. I'm going to make calenders for them and sell them and donate a portion of the funds to help conservation efforts to save these pretty animals.
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
thank you for this very lovely comment :aww:
you are nice, that you want to help them :hug:
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Youkokanna Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
^_^ Thank you.
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