Eurasian grey wolf
(canis lupus lupus) from ZOO Chomutov, Czech republic The story of the title:
have you also noticed how many dA members pretend to own a wolf?
I can accept daydreamers, who take photos of wolves in ZOOs or parks. But too often, I see people who make up whole long and detailed stories about their real wolf pets and they support such crazy lies with posting famous google photos!
I have met a girl who said she got WHOLE wolf pack as her birthday present and she was absolutely serious about it, posting many stolen shots to proove she really got those animals
yesterday, there was an adult (!!!) woman who also pretended to own a wolf, again posting a stolen photo of the canine. I have met even people who make up stories about petting or photographing wolves, using shots which were in fact taken by me
That is pretty pathetic, people...
P.S.: this wolf is, of course, a ZOO animal and it is by no means my pet
P.P.S.: I do not question keeping wolves as pets in general
my point is, that there are many poor liars who make up stories about keeping wolves, posting stolen photos
so I warn you, better be careful before you start faving such photos and supporting such people with encouraging comments Thank you for your comments and faves
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____________________________________INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:Name:
Eurasian grey wolf (canis lupus lupus) Location:
Eurasia (From Europe, to China and Russia)Size:
1.6 m long + 50 cm tail, 100 cm high weight:
80 kg Diet:
medium sized ungulates (moufflon, chamois, saiga, wild boar, red deer, roe deer and livestock), smaller prey (frogs, mice, hares) but also fruitConservation status:
Least Concern in general. But in some countries, there are only few animals. For example in the Czech republic, there are only some 15 Eurasian wolves, so wolves are critically endangered in my country. Interesting facts:
wolves live in the packs with strict hierarchy. Only alpha male and alpha female mate. Femalethen gives birth to 4-7 cubs. Mother and father both take care of them and then whole the pack helps them to rise the pups |
wolves were exctinct in the Czech republic, as people successfully killed them all. Now, wolves are slowly returning from Slovakia and some 15 wolves live in Beskydy mountains. Unfortunately, some people still want to kill them, because they are afraid of wolves |
fear of wolves is officially called Little Red Riding Hood syndrome |
Eurasian wolves are very adaptable |
their colourings vary a lot. |
wolves have important roles in many myths, legends and fairy tales. They fascinate people.
To see more, look at my WOLVES GALLERY This photo belongs to me and I can very easily prove, that it was me, who took this shot. So please, respect my copyright if you want to use my work, ask me first to gain my permission, please! Thank you