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Werner said he was battling the myth of the “dangerous wolf.”

 

 

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The wolves, acquired as cubs from zoos or animal parks, were mostly hand-reared.

 

 

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The sanctuary was home to six packs from European, Siberian, Canadian, Artic and Mongolian regions.

With Arctic wolves. 

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With Arctic wolves.

He was born in Germany in 1933.
He said he got his love of animals from his mother.

 

 

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In the 1950s he worked as a zoo assistant in Stuttgart.

 

 

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He then spent 20 years as a career soldier.

 

 

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He once said: “Wild wolves are rarely aggressive towards people.
If there are attacks, they get big play in the press
precisely because they are so rare.”

 

 

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His wife was also a passionate supporter of animal welfare.