Wolf Pups From France
Having opened in June of 2001, the Animal Park of the Monts de Gueret is in the vicinity of central France. It is a very innovative Wolf Park based on its landscape approach. The park attracts a large number of visitors each year as it is considered to be a gift of life or nature. In 2011, the park celebrated its 10th anniversary and the 40,000th visitor of the year. (359,552 visitors since opening). It now has about fifty wolves on the premises that are both the gray wolves of Europe and arctic wolves.
The Animal Park of the Monts de Gueret is designed to encompass all different aspects of the area. It is a great place to relax and learn about wolves and nature as it is built around the heritage of the area, the beauty of both nature and the surrounding water. The visitor becomes involved in a naturalistic approach to observing the wolves in a true wilderness setting.
The tour of the park is based on three main areas:
• attraction to the wolf: there are few animals that are capable of triggering such an emotional response. The wolf has been present throughout time in our cultural heritage, folk traditions, writings and language.
• it is a complex buried in nature away from Gueret, visible and easily accessible after traveling only a few kilometers from the town. The park includes lots of wilderness with the beautiful
green forests and mountains of Chabrières surrounding it.
• wolf observation: the original purpose of the park provides the best asset: to view these captivating animals living in natural conditions.
The following beautiful photographs were taken at the park by professional photographer, Veronique Renaud.
Wolf pup found a chop that was lying there, took it in his mouth and was very pleased with his treasure
Discovery and learning about the water with the adult wolves who are teaching them .
Play time with lot's of playful nipping
Rest and feeding time
Wolf pup was interested in everything that was around, including a bird that walked in the undergrowth, and intrigued him so much ...
Nap and play
PHOTOS CREDITS: Veronique Renaud