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Firefighters found a den of wolves on the fire and rescued 5 pups!

Firefighters rescued five wolf pups from an abandoned den Tuesday (March 27) as they battled the massive Funny Rive Fire in southern Alaska's Kenai Peninsula.

The pups had not been hurt by the blaze, according to a Facebook post by firefighters with the Kenai Wildlife National Refuge, who discovered the den.

Medics with the fire crew fed the fuzzy brown puppies glucose (sugar water) and plucked porcupine quills from their skin. In reward, they got some excited licks from the tiny pups. With help from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the litter was taken to Anchorage, where they await a permanent home.


The Funny River Fire has burned through more than 183,000 acres and is 30 percent contained, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. State officials have told the news media that the fire was probably caused by a campfire that was not properly extinguished.
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Stephen Miller / Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Deputy ManagerMedics Eric Zucker and Alicia Renfer hydrate and remove porcupine quills from the wolf pups that were found in their den next to a firebreak. Firefighters found the den while fighting the Funny River Horse Trail fire earlier in May.The firefighter who crawled in the den and pulled out the pups was Steven Niksik.


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Responses to "Five Alaska Wolf Pups Rescued by Firefighters (VIDEO)"

  1. Thank you to the Firefighters who saved the Wolf Pups . Great job

  2. Thank you to the Firefighters who saved the Wolf Pups . Great job & Use are Heros

  3. Anonymous says:

    I hope a wolf rescue takes them in!!!

  4. Brenda V says:

    Thank you to the Firefighters who rescued these wonderful wolf pups.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE YOU THE FIREMEN.

  6. Anonymous says:

    ANONYMOUS IS Robert Walk

  7. THANK YOU SO MUCH DEAR FIREFIGHTERS YOU ARE HEROES! GOD BLESS YOU ALL! THE LITTLE WOLF PUPPY IS SO THANKFUL FOR SAVING ! I AM SO HAPPY TO KNOW THERE ARE GOOD HEARTED PPL OUT THERE!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Thank you to the firefighters and medics for helping these precious wolf pups. May the Creator watch over you and keep you safe as you battle this fire.

  9. David says:

    A great job guys, rescuing the wolf pups was commendable and I salute you. Well done.

  10. Nancy says:

    Great job to all involved in the rescue of the wolf pups. Thank you so much for all your work and dedication.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for going out of your way and rescuing those little guys.It's so heartwarming to see photos of the firefighters and pups.

  12. Bully to those firemen! Extremely well done. These MEN are heroes in my book.

  13. Thanks for your grate efforts. Please try to provide them suitable habitat to live in.

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