When This Mother Wolf Escaped Her Enclosure, Zoo Staff Were Forced To Make A Heartbreaking Decision

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Image: Instagram/cotswoldwildlifepark
Image: Instagram/cotswoldwildlifepark

Eurasian wolves, also known as Canis lupus lupus, are a subspecies of the gray wolf and are mostly found in parts of Europe and Asia. These include Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, where Ember and Ash were born.

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The Eurasian wolf generally lives in smaller packs than North American wolves, but they are still very social creatures. They usually pair for life, and their mating season typically takes place during late winter and early spring.

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Image: Instagram/cotswoldwildlifepark
Image: Instagram/cotswoldwildlifepark

Although the Cotswold Wildlife Park did not expect much early success in its breeding program, Ember and Ash bonded quickly. And early in 2017, three-year-old Ember gave birth to five cubs. This made them the first wolves ever to be born at the zoo.

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