European Grey Wolf
In our collection
Our new wolf enclosure was opened by Princess Anne on the 8th of September 2010 and is called Wolf Wood.
We are currently home to one male wolf called Jax who arrived at the Park from Jarvzoo in April 2015 and one female wolf called Ruby who was born at the Park in 2012. In June 2016, Ruby gave birth to a litter of six cubs.
Where to see them
Our wolves can be seen in Wolf Wood which is located at the far end of the car park near the entrance reserve.
Threats and Conservation
The European grey wolf used to be found throughout much of the northern hemisphere, however today it has a more restricted distribution, although it is starting to expand its range within western Europe. They can be found in a variety of habitats including forests & mountains.
Previously the grey wolf has suffered many years of hunting and trapping for its fur, which has reduced its population. In recent years’ legal protection and land use change has helped some populations to recover. However, some subspecies and regional populations are still at risk as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation.
As a result of the various countries the grey wolf is found in, conservation action and protection is greatly varied.