Anyone Can Visit This Island Filled With Friendly Wolves
If you are a wolf lover then we have great news for you. There is a sanctuary called Predators of the Heart Sanctuary which will let you wolf lovers have the awesome 2 hours of your life with their Wolf Encounter Experience. The sanctuary is located in the state of Washington near Seattle and is right next to the Canadian border in Vancouver. With this both the Americans and the Canadians can enjoy the opportunity of cuddling with the wolves.
For those who love the idea of meeting with wolves, you can now get a great tour in the wilds with the wolves held at the Predators of the Heart Sanctuary located in the state of Washington.
The wolves there are really friendly. Still, they need to have collars in their necks when they are to pose for photos with tourists.
Visitors there can not only pet them but also scratch their bellies too.
This animal reuse and the preservation sanctuary only keep the wolves there which do not have any place to live their lives.
According to the professor of Arizona State University named Wyne, most of the wolves do not act that friendly as the ones that live in their sanctuary. Still, with patience and a little hard skill, these wild animals can be raised in a manner where they can act friendly towards humans.
A professor says, “People still need to have some due diligence before they take the word of sanctuary that their animals are friendly.”
Wyne also said that wolves only do OK in the regions of the world where the humans are in sparse such as Canada, Siberia, and Alaska.
As for the other areas of the world where there is lots of human population, wolves are currently in dire situations and they need to have protection from the people.
This wolves’ sanctuary lies in the middle of Seattle and Vancouver.
Still, this does not mean that anyone can simply drop by at the sanctuary to meet with these wolves. A visitor needs to book a guided tour first with these wolves through the service of Airbnb for about 200 dollars per visitor. The sanctuary arranges 2 hours each day for 6 days per week with Sunday being off. There is also a big waiting list so one needs to plan this crazy one of a kind trip with careful planning for this Pacific northwest adventure to see these beautiful animals.
One should also know that there are not only wolves that live here but this sanctuary is also home to the cougars, foxes, birds of prey and reptiles.
One more thing you should remember is that just like driving, petting the wolves is an activity that I for 18+ visitors. There acres strict rules about this stipulation and one needs to be at least 18 years of age for petting the wolves. So this could be an activity to educate children above 18 years old only.
One needs to book in advance for this once in a life time wolf experience to see these apex predator and clear the misconceptions surrounding these living creatures.
For full disclosure, this sanctuary ahs also had a few of the safety incidents a very long time ago. In one of the cases, one of the hikers there lost his dog’s life when it ventured inside the private area of the sanctuary. Also, once a wolf escaped form its enclosure and went inside the property of another native of the island.
The Predators of the Heart Sanctuary was opened first back in 1998 and currently covers the area of 10 acres. This NGO maintains the very strict standard regarding the care of the animals they are protecting.
The Predators of the Heart Sanctuary offers an area of about 10 acres for its wolves to roam about. These Exotic Animals provide great friendly wolf encounter.
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It provides wildlife education from Wolf dog Ambassadors
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One spokesperson of the sanctuary said, “Our goal here is to teach the children about the wildlife. This is not to only teach them but teach them with an approach that leads to affection, compassion, respect and appreciation for these majestic creatures.”
“Our main goal here is to develop the concern and care for these animals. Our purpose is to help open their eyes of hearts for seeing that all of the nature is connected with each other and realize that if we are apart from it, we cannot survive. We are also serving as the sanctuary that is serving the animals that cannot be reintroduced in their wild habitants and need a safe environment for living their remaining lives.”
This sanctuary is also filled with lots of other animals such as birds, cougars and the rescued wildlife, wolf dogs and other exotic animals, providing great wildlife education in a safe and healthy environment
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friendly wolf sanctuary
One last thing you should remember is that this is not an actual wolf park. This is just a place where they train the wolves to interact with humans. It doen have have just wolves (predators of the heart) and a wildlife refuge for these wolf ambassadors located in Pacific Northwest.
You should also know that the purpose of this activity is to train them for their life in the wild, not to keep them as pets in this wolves habitat.
Cannot stress out enough that this refuge is not an actual wolf park. You should know that the only reason they are allowing us to pet the wolves is for training them to prepare for their wild lives. It is illegal in Canada to keep a wolf as pet so there are some that cannot be reintroduced into the wild and thus needs a safe environment for living out their lives.
Also, they also do not allow crying children on tours because it makes the animals uncomfortable.
Some of the questions our readers ask is listed below.
Can wolves be friendly?
Yes, wolves can be friendly if they are not mistreated.
Can I pet a wolf?
You need to be at least 18 years old for this. Also, there are strict rules about petting the wolves.
What other animals do they have?
They also have cougars, foxes and birds of prey among other things.
How long does the tour last?
The tour usually lasts between 1.5-2 hours and you need to book in advance.
Is the tour only with wolves?
No, your experience would also include wolf and dog ambassadors apart from these exotic animals.
Do they allow crying children on tours?
No, for safety reasons they do not allow crying children since it makes the animals uncomfortable.
Where is this place located?
About 10 minutes from downtown Houston, Canada and about an hour from Vancouver.
What is the cost of the tour?
This Wolf encounter costs $75 per person with a minimum of 4 people in a group. They also have discounts for seniors and children between 5-12 years old. How do I book a tour?
You simply need to visit their website and complete the form there on their booking page. If you have any additional questions, you can contact them at their email address listed on the website for an adventure and wildlife education.
What is a golden-moose?
It is a rare breed of moose with both brown and blonde fur caused by a recessive gene mutation. They are found only in alberta, Canada and they are originally from Golden Retrievers and Canadian bison.
Can I be a volunteer?
Yes, you can become an animal ambassador by contacting them via their website for certain species for various reasons.
What are the hours of operation?
They are opened from April to October on Fridays 5-8 pm, Saturdays 1-5pm and Sundays 12-4pm. You need to book appointments in advance through their website.
What are your prices?
They have three different packages depending on what you would like to experience.
Do they offer gift cards?
Yes, if you give them a call or send an email before hand all purchases can be done through their website.
What’s the most friendly wolf?
The most friendly wolf is the one you have raised from a pup and socialized with humans. This wolf will be your family pet as well as a best friend.
Their tours consist of 1-hour long presentations that happen every hour from 5 to 8 PM on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays where they talk about their mission statement, education, communication with the animals and also they have several demonstrations that include grooming, feeding and training of their wolves.
Can wild wolves be friendly to humans?
Yes, these exotic animals and other critters can be friendly to humans if raised with a lot of love and care. However, the more domesticated the wolf becomes, the more dangerous it can become for humans.
These friendly Wolves (exotic animals) are not allowed to be pets in Canada but these do have friendly wolves that cannot go back into the wild.
Will wolves accept humans in their pack?
Wolves are not pack animals and usually go against each other to establish dominance. In a pack, there is only one alpha male and the rest of the wolves merely bend their heads to him.
Is the wolf sanctuary closing?
No, the sanctuary will continue to provide a place for wolves and wolf-dogs that cannot be released back into their natural habitat. They also take in abused or abandoned wolves to provide them with attention and love until they can safely go back into the wild.
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