Ex-Paratrooper Shares Special Bond With Wolves

By Meera Dolasia on February 11, 2013

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Humans have been known to develop strong bonds with the most dangerous of animals - Kevin Richardson treats lions like kitty cats, Andre Hartman has a special bond with Great White Sharks and now there is 79-year old Werner Freund who has spent the last 40 years of his life, in the company of wolves.

While details about how and why the former Paratrooper became attached to these beautiful wild animals are a little sketchy, he has been tending and caring for them in his 25-acre Wolfspark located in the German province of Saarland, since 1972. While he currently has a pack of 29, over the years he has hand reared almost 70 wolves belonging to all breeds ranging from Siberian to Arctic, Canadian, European and even, Mongolian - All brought to his sanctuary by animal parks and zoos from around the world.

Just as is the case with the other amazing Animal Whisperers, the wolves treat Werner as if he were one of their own. They nuzzle against him, play with him and are generally very docile and submissive when he is around, just like they would be, around a head wolf!

This however, is not accidental - It is a position that Werner works on establishing and maintaining with a simple act, every single day - Whenever it's feeding time, he summons his pack to come for the raw meat, by howling. As the hungry animals rush to get their food, they are always met with this scene - Werner sinking his teeth into the raw hunk of meat first.

While this may sound a little gross that, is how the position of hierarchy is established in the animal world. It is always the alpha male that gets the first meal and only when he signals, can the rest of the pack join in. Werner's wolves know this rule quite well and never challenge his authority, on or off the dinner table!

While wolves, the largest member of the dog family, are believed to be dangerous, they rarely attack humans. Werner says that in reality, they are beautiful gentle souls, whose reputation has been tarnished, by fairy tales like Red Riding Hood!

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  • Awesome guy9/26/2014
    Very very very cool
    • happypug12
      happypug129/26/2014
      I would like to have a pack of mice at my command. What animal would you like to be a leader of?
      • gaybo9/23/2014
        me 2 tyler
        • Tyler8/20/2014
          I LOVE WOLVES
          • omggurl6/20/2014
            omg this was so cool never seen this before
            • 105/30/2014
              oh cool
              • 45/27/2014
                i wish i had bonding with animals like that
                • diego5/23/2014
                  wolves are the best
                  • diego5/23/2014
                    wolves are cool and the best
                    • diego5/23/2014
                      awsome

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