Harmony Fund is working with an extraordinary rescuer in Serbia. This is a land where wolves are regularly hunted. Surviving pups are “raised” by hunters who save them for future hunts. But not this time…
The wolves you see here has just been rescued by Dejan Gacic, our hero on the ground in Serbia. Dejan lives very, very modestly trying to find enough food for the wolves and for the 160 dogs who have found unconditional love at his shelter.
The Harmony Fund is making plans for a large wolf sanctuary here, providing protected natural habitat for the wolves who are blessed with a second chance. We can just imagine those first moments when these animals walk free from their cages and into the sunlight woods.
Pakistan man rescues rare abandoned Indian wolf pup
Omer, a man from Pakistan, found an Indian wolf pup (Canis lupus pallipes) that was alone in the wild. He said that when he found her, he looked for the mother wolf, but soon found that the mother had been killed by hunters.
He then made the decision to rescue the baby wolf, who is about 1 1/2 months old, and attempt to help her to survive. Omar has been feeding her some milk and chicken to keep her alive.
He is concerned for the baby wolf and says he must hide her from the local people because he lives in an area where people hunt and kill wolves. Since she is a wild wolf, he will take care of her until she is strong enough to be released back into the wild.
From what I’ve seen and read about Kristen Stewart, she came across as a pretty cool person. Watch all my hopes crash and burn in just 10 minutes of her gibbering on how much she loves wolves - so much, that she and her mom own four wolf-dog hybrids. Logic much?
National Geographic explorers used camera traps to capture video footage of Europe’s elusive Gray wolf
In the first couple of month’s of the 12-month project assessing large carnivore populations and biodiversity studies in the Csomad-Balvanyos region area in the Carpathians mountains, camera traps recorded bears and lynx. It wasn’t until much later, they had their first glimpse of a Gray wolf (Canis lupus) on one of the camera traps.
Romania is the European stronghold for the Gray wolf. However, there seems to be huge discrepancies in the total population figures ranging from 2,000 to 4,000, the majority of which live in the Carpathian Mountains. It is known that wolves are present and hunting in the area, but the size of the territory is unknown, just like whether they are present all the time or just passing through a much larger territory. The camera traps have played a vital role in being able to get a glimpse of these elusive predators both during the day and at night. Until recently, they have only ever captured one individual passing through the area during the autumn - watch here. The most recent footage above, taken during over winter, shows three passing through the area together scent making as they go.
Victoria Hillman, a National Geographic Explorer and Research Director for the Transylvanian Wildlife Project, oversees research on carnivores and biodiversity of Europe’s last great wilderness. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from the team. Read more
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