Established in 2000, the sanctuary aims to support survival of wolves around the world by educating people on the importance of all wildlife, teaching about wolves lives and how they associate with other animals, their relationship to humans, the importance of them remaining in their natural habitat and putting plans in place to preserve a healthy genetic line of wolves in the wild.
The problem comes in when humans breed wolves with dogs, creating hybrid mix. Although cute as puppies, they are not ideal pets, as they grow up they require a lot of attention, have special needs and are much more work than a regular dog. They need to be penned in as they are fantastic escape artists and cannot control their natural wolf instincts, making them a difficult animal to care for.
Once older and past puppy stage, many humans realize how difficult they become to look after and the animal is often given away, put down, abandoned or uncared for. This is incredibly unfair on the animal as they cannot survive in the wild on their own at this stage and these are the animals that land up at the Wolf Sanctuary.
The sanctuary provides a safe, natural environment for the wolves which is as close to their natural habitat as possible. When funds allow and after rehabilitation, they wolf packs may be released back into the wild.
Wolves are fascinating creatures and Native Americans believed that they are our teachers. The wolves display incredible dedication to their pack. No one wolf will be left behind, they stay together and car for the young, sick or injured. You can visit the sanctuary to visit the wolves and enjoy guided tours in the day or at night.
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Contact Details and Address:
Address: R102, Storms River, Tsitsikamma, Garden Route
Telephone: +27 (0)21 657-5859
Opening hours: From 08h30 to 16h00 daily.