Ex-Paratrooper Shares Special Bond With Wolves


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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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  • mutantenderman
    mutantendermanSaturday, May 8, 2021 at 8:55 pm
    • hermioneginny20
      hermioneginny20Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:39 pm
      I love wolves! I recently read a book called Julie of the wolves. it was great, its about a girl who gets lost and she finds a pack of wolves, who take care of her.
      • fox1568
        fox1568Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 9:37 am
        i love wolfs
        • gachagirl1682
          gachagirl1682Monday, July 13, 2020 at 1:15 am
          My spirit animal is a type of cat
          • classpickle
            classpickleThursday, March 19, 2020 at 11:32 am
            Was he hurting the wolf by biting it
            • x-winglover
              x-wingloverTuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:27 pm
              I really love this video of Ex-Paratrooper Share Special Bond With Wolves because I think it is really cool when the man who is friends with my favorite animal called the wolves because they are magnificent animals in the world and magnificent hunters in the world and that makes me want to have a wolf as a partner and a pet and be friends with a wolf of my own. And I also love to have shape shifting powers so I could shape shift into anything I want to like a wolf so I could run in my wolf form. And I also love wolves so much even though I have a protector full of pictures of wolves in my binder.
              • lpscollie01
                lpscollie01Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 3:37 pm
                THAT WOLF IS TOO CUTE
                • 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
                      • wolfieland
                        wolfielandSaturday, June 12, 2021 at 8:47 am
                        They are cute but they are dangerous unless you tame them.