Wolf sanctuary open day is a howling success

Small groups could get up close to the wolves.
Small groups could get up close to the wolves.

A rare open day at a wolf sanctuary was a sell out success.

The Anglian Wolf Society, which works to educate people about the animal and helps to protect the wild wolf population in Bulgaria, raised more than £2,000 when it opened its gates earlier this month.

The Sanctuary aims to educate people about wolves.

The Sanctuary aims to educate people about wolves.

The North Bedfordshire base currently keeps two female wolves at its sanctuary, which crowds could get up close to during the open day.

There were also a range of other animals that people could get hands on with including golden eagle Norman.

Director of the society Caroline Elliott said: The weather was fantastic and everyone seemed to have a brilliant time.

“We hope we managed to enhance public awareness and knowledge of wild wolves and their place in the ecosystem.”

Visitors could get up close to other creatures during the open day.

Visitors could get up close to other creatures during the open day.

To find out more about the volunteer-run sanctuary, including details about opportunities to walk with the wolves and VIP days, at www.anglianwolf.com.

The Bedfordshire Bat Group was there to promote their work.

The Bedfordshire Bat Group was there to promote their work.

Golden eagle Norman, who made a bid for freedom in Bedford earlier this year, made a guest appearance.

Golden eagle Norman, who made a bid for freedom in Bedford earlier this year, made a guest appearance.