A sled ride through the forest with a pack of wolves.

These young wolves were part of a re-introduction scheme and have since been released into the wild, the conservation director was familiar to them and they seemed happy to follow the sled through the forest as long as he was present.

The wolf has been protected throughout Poland since 1998. Now, according to national census and monitoring of wolf recovery in Western Poland, there are about 900-1000 wolves in whole Poland.

The Polish wolf population makes up the western-most range of a large, continuous Eastern European wolf population, which has retained a high level of genetic diversity. In other areas of occurrence of this species in Europe, e.g. Italy, France, Spain or Sweden, populations are more isolated, limited in number and genetic diversity, and very sensitive to environmental changes.

Poland, due to its location in the central part of Europe, is one of the most important refuges of this noble animal, and is an important source of dispersing individuals to regions where it was eradicated many years ago.


Responses to "Rescued wolves in Poland recognize their rescuer in the wild (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    And not a helicopter with hunter in sight!! Bless you all. Wonderful sight.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Just goes to show ya, if every human rescued a wolf, then the wolf would rescue the human right back!!!!!!!!!!!! But no, let's' just persecute and kill them for no good reason.....

  3. Anonymous says:

    I sing to wolf cub...

  4. Anonymous says:

    The "dangerous" wolf - what a great recording! Praise to Poland who is a model for the rest of us, especially Norway where they are even hunting down the 30 wolves left - by helicopter or in secret. Often with official allowance.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Also Sweden has a very bad attitude towards wolves, not only Norway. It is terrifying which arguments they use to shoot a majority of the wolves in Sweden. Their attitude is in conflict with EU rules and regulations, but up to the Swedish government they ignore these rules.

  6. Anonymous says:

    What a wonderful site.. proof that these majestic animals are not vicious varmints. Bless you for respecting and letting wolves exist in this world. Brought tears of joy to my eyes to watch this. How this man must have felt and the pride in his heart he must have.

  7. DREAMOKWA says:

    Si ça pouvait être comme ça en France :-( Très heureuse de voir cette meute en accord avec la nature et les hommes. :-)

  8. Sirena says:

    How are the horses not spooked....they know the wolves too? hermosa!

  9. Unknown says:

    I love this. So cool.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I was told that two wolves were spotted in Central Alberta, shot one of them. It supposedly tried to kill his dog. I am thinking if two wolves wanted a dog dead, it would be dead. Any excuse to kill them.

  11. Marilee says:

    It's been proven in numerous repopulating areas with wolves that the natural habitat benefits and they help restore the balance of nature.

  12. Loraine says:

    An amazing video of such beautiful creatures.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Things may change. The recently elected conservative Polish government is full of hunters and their environment minister is as hostile to wolves as the French environment minister who has allowed this past year the killing of 36 of France's supposedly fully protected total population of about 300 wolves (not taking into account poached wolves and road kills)...

  14. Anonymous says:

    Nowdays in Poland you can see a lot of propaganda telling about bad wolfes, its because of the new enviroment minister Jan Szyszko who is a pro-hunting person and is trying to make wolf hunting possible

  15. Unknown says:

    Beautiful video, thank you for sharing :) And may the Polish Bitch Jan Szyszko die in a hunting accident.

  16. Thank you for this captivating video. I do hope things don't change in Poland. Those wolves are your wolves and I can't imagine how you'd feel if they and their wilder cousins were under such extreme threats as wolves face elsewhere.

  17. Love this

  18. ReeGee says:

    I hope things do not change in Poland. That would be awful. I do not know why wolves have such a bad wrap. They are so critical to the ecosystem and they are not a threat to humans. Never have been. Governments already subsidize farmers, so why can't they add subsidies to protect livestock if that's what they're concerned about. It can be done, if they are willing. I think too many would rather just whine about it and do nothing, then blame problems on wolves. Not saying all, good and bad everywhere. Obviously there are many that do care on both sides. Compromise - how about compromise?

  19. magatton says:

    Love it! I would have stopped for a few minutes.

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