Eurasian grey wolf
(canis lupus lupus) from ZOO Prague, Czech republic
Oh, our good old girl Boja! She is really really old, almost 15 years. People often complain on seeing her alone in whole large wolf enclosure, accusing the ZOO from animal abuse. In fact, Boja's patner Lobo died at the age of 10 (a lot for an alpha male) and other wolves (their sons) were moved to other ZOOs, so Boja can have her calm last years. The ZOO said she has given birth to almost 50 pups in her life, so she deserves to spend her final years in the enclosure she knows well without being stressed. If other wolves (like new pack) were moved to the enclosure, they would kill Boja. I know this photo is not very nice, but I was still happy to see our beloved Boja active and healthy looking.
, because she likes her a lot
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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.
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