Thursday

Norway's Polar Park allows visitors to get up close and personal with majestic wolves.

For their Howl Night, guests can spend the night amongst these mysterious animals as they howl beneath the moon (and even the Northern Lights). People can observe the wolves' habits, cuddle with them, and see them as they've never seen them before—all in a safe environment and without fear.

In the wild, wolves are inherently afraid of humans and this can cause them to lash out when they're stressed. As for Polar Park's animals, they were raised to enjoy the company of others and feel calm around humans. Visitors are welcome to use this rare, up-close setting as an opportunity to learn more about the welfare of these gorgeous creatures. (Source)

In Norway we find wolves mainly in the southeastern part of the country near the border with Sweden. However, individual animals roam very far and can in principle appear anywhere in the country. The species status is as critically endangered on the Norwegian Red List of species 2010.

An adult female wolf in Scandinavia weighs on average slightly over 30 kg and 50 kg male. The tail is relatively straight and are often down. In winter, the color of the coat is usually gray or greyish yellow, while the summer shifts to more greyish yellow and reddish brown.
Polar Park







Responses to "Norwegian Park Allows Visitors to Play with Wolves Under the Northern Lights"

  1. Unknown says:

    This is awesome! They are so beautiful! Love to hear them howling at the moon. My aunt and uncle had some on there property out in western Kansas when I was growing up.

  2. Unknown says:

    as amazing as this seems, it doesn't matter if their somewhat "tamed" o-o wolves are dangerous, and they go by instinct
    *Says the child who would probably glomp a random wild wolf if ever saw one XXDD *

  3. Beautiful photos! What a wonderful experience it would be to visit and interact with the wolves.

  4. Beautiful :) Im from Norway.......i would love to see the wolfs :)

  5. The concern over the wolves behavior is understandable but unnecessary. They are raised around humans and it is all carefully monitored. Look at Jim and Jamie Dutcher sometime, and the Sawtooth Wolf pack project. ;)

  6. wolf J says:

    Would love to come do this before I die

  7. Anonymous says:

    I want to come there!!! I adore wolves

  8. Morgana says:

    Majestic!

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