Bedfordshire wolf sanctuary closes after 17 years

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A wolf sanctuary based in Bedfordshire has been forced to close its doors.

The Anglian Wolf Society, who do not disclose their exact location, have closed after 17 years.

The last of the wolves who lived at the Bedfordshire site, died on December 19 last year – just months after her older sister.

Director Caroline Elliott has decided not to continue the business.

She said: “The land we operated from is leased and the time remaining is not long enough to guarantee the lifespan of any more animals.

“Over the years we have introduced thousands of people to our five hand-raised wolves and raised over £42k for European wolf conservation projects.

“We are so grateful that we could share the world with our wolves. They will be missed.

“I would like to personally thank all of the people who have volunteered over the years.”

The Anglian Wolf Society was one of just two places in the country where visitors can walk with wolves.