Our animals

Grey wolf Frea, Odin, Thor


The beautiful wolfs show off their magnificence

The wolfs got into our care from a privat ZOO. Unfortunately, in the wild these wolves would no longer survive.

The original wolf habitat was in every landscape type. Today, wolves live in large parts of Russia, Europe and Canada.

Wolves live socially in pack, where social behavior is developed and a strict hierarchy reigns.
Each individual knows his position in the pack and behaves accordingly. The alpha pair has young and leads the pack, eats first and the other individuals are subordinate to it.

During most of the year, they form various large family societies or staples (they disintegrate only in time of struggle), with a solid social organization and many communication signals. The terminal usually consists of a parent couple, their youngest offspring and offspring from the previous year.
In winter, larger staples can also be formed by connecting related families.

The olfactory glands between the fingers allow the wolves to orient themselves better and at the same time inform others about their movement.
Wolf jaws are characterized by a large force of about 100 kg/cm², which can crush the bones - by comparison, the German Shepherd develops only half of this force.
The wolf's most important senses are smell and sight. The area of ​​the nose that traps odors is up to 14 times larger in humans than in humans and contains 200 million olfactory receptors, while humans have 5 million.
In good conditions, wolves wind the smell even for 3 km.

Legends have long described the wolf as a bloodthirsty beast, but the wolf is a shy animal and a healthy individual avoids man.
"The feet feed the wolf" He can walk up to 70 km a day for food. He moves with a step, sometimes a trot and when chasing prey with a gallop.
The wolf always climbs with the hind paw exactly to the footprint of the front paw, so all the tracks are actually in one line, while the dog has footprints next to the imaginary line.
The wolf clamp area is 20 to 50 kilometers in winter. In summer, the area is reduced to 5 to 10 kilometers.
In nature, it performs a healing-regulatory function, hunting weak, injured, old individuals, unprotected young. When chasing game, wolves find out after a few hundred meters what condition the game is in. If he's in good shape, they'll stop bothering.

By crossing a Eurasian wolf and a German shepherd (Czechoslovak cynologists), the Slovak national breed of dog was created - the Czechoslovakian wolfhound.
The history of the Czechoslovakian wolfhound began in 1955 on the territory of Slovakia.
The breeders from the kennel "Z pohraničního stráže" studied the behavior of the wolf in captivity and the possibilities of crossing it with a German shepherd - they were interested in whether the wolf's blood would contribute to greater resistance, endurance and better health of their service dogs.
The first results of this experiment appeared in May 1958, when five puppies were born to the wolf female  called Brita, whose father was the German shepherd Caesar of Brezový háj.

For the ADOPTION DONATION for Grey wolf
we would like to thank: JARMILA GLONČÁKOVÁ, TOMÁŠ BERTÓK.


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