She loves nothing more than to roll in the grass with them, let them lick her face and even ride on their backs

When ten-year-old Alisa Selekh cries wolf the whole village comes running - but only to watch her ride on one's back like a horse through her front garden.

It's just one of a handful of party tricks Alisa has up her sleeve that she performs with the pack of pet wolves her family keeps at home in the village of Zacherevye, some 250km north of Minsk, Russia.

She can also roll about in the grass with them and even share a big kiss without a second thought for their razor-sharp fangs and ravenous appetite for flesh.

She has become inseparable from the furry beasts

Five years on, the wolves are completely domesticated and live with the Selekhs as their beloved household pets.

But the scenes completely contradict normal behaviour associated with the carnivorous beast.

Unlike their cousins - dogs - wolves are instinctively wild, with a strict code of conduct based on hierarchy within their pack and are some of the most highly-social of all carnivores of the animal kingdom.

Responses to "Young girl tames wild wolves in Russia in order to protect them from hunters. (PHOTOS)"

  1. Blue Rose says:

    It's arealy great ! Just a little correction, Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus - not a Russian city. :-)))

  2. Anonymous says:

    One does NOT domesticate a wolf. Having a hard time believing this one

  3. Anonymous says:

    have had the luck to meet a she wolf and know that the licking of your throat is a sign of your submissiveness to the wolf...and your acceptance into the pack. have picture of the she wolf doing just that to me...amazing expeirence but would say the wolf was always in charge!

  4. Anonymous says:

    "One does NOT domesticate a wolf. having a hard time believing this one."
    Where do you think all dogs come from genius?

  5. Anonymous says:

    My daughter is just like this little girl except ours are wolf hybrids.

  6. Anonymous says:

    "Where do you think all dogs come from genius?"

    It took us centuries of breeding to domesticate dogs to become the companions that they are to us today. Domesticating a single wolf or pack of wolves today differs on quite a large scale to the domestication procedures we implemented throughout the years of forming our favorite pets and breeds. In most places wolf-hybrid dogs are illegal to own, as are (obviously) wolves. These animals are difficult to domesticate and are far from suited to urban lifestyles. I once knew a lady who ran a wolf reserve who kept wolf-hybrids in her home as pets, however they were very territorial and all visitors were warned NOT to approach these dogs. I am not saying that this article is untrue, but wolves are NOT typically easy to domesticate-You can't just turn one into a dog within the week.

  7. Harley says:

    Every one should be believing this story because they are just like are dogs and are dogs are just like us. dogs can change, so can we, why can't wolves their just like us because wolves are dogs, dogs are humans, if you don't understand you are a fool I am 15 just letting you know and I have autism. Don't understand what people mean by "one does not domesticate a wolf, having a hard time believing this one" if you said that do you mean that we shouldn't have wolves here think before answering because if we didn't everything would die because of over population of deer, moose and anything like that, and then soonly we would die now think again about this and people can tame them because how did we get dogs back in a lon long time ago a dog was a full blooded wolf dogs still have that instinct why would kill a wolves because you think they are full blooded monsters, you are wrong then YOU ARE KILLING ONE OF ARE BEST FRIENDS IN OUR LIFE BECAUSE THEY ARE DOGS YOU ARE ACTUALLY KILLING A DOG BECAUSE YOU THINK THEY ARE MONSTERS LOOK AT YOUR DOG THEN IMAGINE HER/HIM WHEN IN THEIR PAST ANCESTOR YOU ARE KILLING THEM. now think why would you kill your own dog because its a monster just as you think a wolf is you are wronge because none are monsters because they kill the wolves that means you killed your dog and others.

  8. Anonymous says:

    To "anonymous" #2----I've owned three 90% wolf hybrids, and had each of them since they were young pups. They were always around my young children and never once so much as growled at them. The one we currently have is a registered therapy animal, and everywhere he goes he is surrounded by adults, children, and babies. They are the sweetest animals I've ever known. It's all in how you raise and socialize them. To the person who says they are illegal to own in most places, I suggest you do your research before you speak. A wolfdog is legal to own in most states, as long as they are not 100% wolf. Check the internet.

    In the article above, it sounds like they have had these wolves since they were very young. Would I leave them alone with a small child? No, but I wouldn't leave any dog alone with one either. By the way, there has never been a documented killing of a human by a wolf in U.S. history!

  9. Unknown says:

    Ur right one cant domestic a wolf but the wolves accepted them as friends and trusts them u can bet the alpha wolves still lead they could leave at any time

  10. Unknown says:

    Yup ur totally right

  11. Anonymous says:

    What are your wolves names?

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