Ex-Paratrooper Shares Special Bond With Wolves



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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  • lpscollie01
    lpscollie01Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 3:37 pm
    • ghost_dk_diemx
      ghost_dk_diemxSunday, November 10, 2019 at 10:23 pm
      My spirit animal is a wolf and my friends agree. We like to role-play/cosplay as fantasy creatures and are animal is most of the time a wolf. I wish I could explore the world of nature but I'm held back by the many people and not so space we have. I encourage y'all to explore more than I'm able to barely explore.
      • natthewolfloverTuesday, October 29, 2019 at 1:02 pm
        • ChillWolf1747Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11:52 am
          • natthewolfloverMonday, October 21, 2019 at 2:06 pm
            I heard the story on you tube I was going like what the heck? Its been my dream to pet a wolf like they are so beaiful mammals. did you know they houl to commutacate
            • thewildwolf
              thewildwolfThursday, October 17, 2019 at 11:31 am
              I WANNA BE A WOLF PERSON
              • thewildwolf
                thewildwolfThursday, October 17, 2019 at 11:31 am
                I wish I could have a pet wolf :C D:
                • thewildwolf
                  thewildwolfThursday, October 17, 2019 at 11:30 am
                  I wish that he i me except in a girl version MEEP
                  • nebulawolfie
                    nebulawolfieThursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:25 am
                    wolves are my fav animals yeet
                    • thewildwolf
                      thewildwolfTuesday, October 15, 2019 at 11:45 am
                      It also makes meh so happy that there are other wolf lovers other than meh