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Our beloved oldie by woxys Our beloved oldie by woxys
Eurasian grey wolf (canis lupus lupus) from ZOO Prague, Czech republic :D


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.

For *Allerlei, because she likes her a lot :hug:


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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 fruit
Conservation 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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jadeplusapatchy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
im glad someones helping out the wolves :)
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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
She may be old, but she still looks beautiful and active :D
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77th-Role-Player Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Gorgeous action shot of her having a good time. :) (Smile) 
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BrabbleJaw Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was going to ask if she's old just from her looks, but jeez I was expecting like 8 years not 15!! I just loves the fluffs on her neck and back. Boja you beautiful wolf you! Great photo of her. I hope you capture more of her just being active. Especially around 15 years old! Gah. Thanks for sharing it Woxys.
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Ee-Vet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
She looks amazing and in great health and spirits for being 15 years old. Beautiful ol' girl! :heart:
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vee-kay Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful wolf and great sentiments in the description!
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ThalieXVII Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for explaining about Boja and wolves in general. It is very interesting. I love wolves.
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CyberWolf626 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She's a gorgeous one...
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KangeeTheOnyxFox Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
What a hardy creature o-o. If only I were lucky enough to live as old as she is. I bet I probably wont. (I'm not talking human years.)
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misty130 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
at least you have the privileged to see these majestic creatures in the flesh, i only got to see them in person once and even then i had to drive almost a half hour to get to the preservation.

I truly love these creatures and hope one day i can live at least within a short drive distance from a preserve for them, maybe even work at such a place.
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