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Apparently for some reason this is of interest for many people, since I recieve these kind of message quite often.
Let me take this as an oppurtnity to attend you all to the fact that I set up a follower counter on my page, which always shows the current number of followers this blog has. Please have a look there and so you don’t have to send me messages like this anymore ^______^
It would most likely be called a wolf center, wolf preserve, or wolf sanctuary.
It is very unlikely in the first place that a human would ran into a wolf or wolf pack. Wolves are naturally extremely shy and learned over the years to avoid humans. They see us as hunters, not as prey. They will flee before you even notice they were there.
There are some examples of humans walking into wolves in an area where the wolves are not yet familiar with humans. This video is a great example of such an event. German biologist Gudrun Pflueger sits waiting in a forest in Canada, hoping to catch a glimpse from the wolves who live there, when a pack of curious wolves not yet familiar with humans approaches her: http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc/web/show/130894/a-woman-among-wolves
In the video you can see that the wolves are naturally very curious, and at the same time extremely wary, but won’t hesitate to attack in case they feel threatened.
Wolves will only attack humans as a last resort in cases when they for example are stuck and can’t escape and feel threatened. They will try to flee at first, but when they can’t, they will bite/attack as a warning or defence.
No, pure wolves can not have bi coloured eyes. Pure wolves could have appearing bi coloured eyes due to genetic defects. For example, if a wolf would happen to have cataracts on one of it’s eyes, that eye may appear to be blue while his other eye which is in good condition still holds it’s natural eye colour - brown for example.
An extremely rare condition called heterochromia iridis (difference in coloration of the iris) also applies to canids. Mainly domestic dogs though - I do not know of a case in which a wild wolf has this condition but theoretically it must be possible.
Also, huskies often have blue eye(s). Wolves can only have appearing blue eyes due to a genetic defect (such as cataracts, which is really rare). In a natural way, wolf eyes never come in blue. Wolf cubs are born with blue eyes, but that changes at about 6 weeks of age. Mature wolves do not retain blue as an eye color. Sometimes green or grey eyes can appear blue from certain angles or in certain lights.
Sure did. It’s most common that wolf packs don’t let in other wolves and are very territorial which often results in killing “intruders”, but that doesn’t mean exceptions are often made.
Neither do I, I agree with you completely. In case it sounded like I didn’t, that was not what I meant.