Thursday, 15 June 2017

Our holiday in Germany - Some wolves and a forest

On our last full day in Germany we visited Wolfspark Werner Freund, which was fairly near where we were staying. The wolf park was created by the German wolf researcher Werner Freund and,to our surprise, is free to the public. We didn't have time to walk around the whole park as the gates are locked at five, but we did get to see several enclosures. Nearly all the wolves we saw were asleep and just looked rather like large, fluffy dogs lazing around in the woods! Lily, a real animal lover, particularly enjoyed our visit here and she was especially taken with the arctic wolves.

We walked out of the gate just before five and straight into the most incredible forest. We had a wonderful walk through the forest, gathering armfuls of pinecones, looking at wildflowers and watching black beetles scurrying across the path. The forest quite took my breath away and was one of my favourite parts of the whole holiday.

It was clearly nap time for the wolves! A couple of the timber wolves were awake, but all the arctic wolves were just lying about sleeping. They all seemed quite relaxed!

One wolf decided to check us out, but decided we weren't very interesting and went back to sleep. It's a good life!

Into the forest...

Forest treasure!

I love this photo of my boys

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