The wolf is the ancestor of the domestic dog and while it used to be commonplace in the UK, US and Western Europe it is now quite rare in these areas – in fact wolves have not been present in the UK in the wild since the 18th century though conservation efforts aim to re-introduce wolf populations into protected areas in the wild.
The wolf as a species is now classed as threatened and is protected by law in most areas where is exists.
You can adopt a wolf for a one-off payment of only £19.99 and you will receive a wonderful wolf adoption box containing these items.
Wolf adoption box details
When you adopt a wolf you will be helping the Aspinall Foundation to protect this threatened species and their habitat. You will also receive an adoption pack that includes:
- A gorgeous cuddly soft toy of your wolf
- A personalised adoption certificate
- A map of the world
- A fun fact sheet
- A car sticker
- Free entry ticket to either Howletts or Port Lympne
Threats and challenges to the wolf species
The global wolf population has declined in numbers due to destruction of its territories and also due to the human population increase resulting in human encroachment upon its habitat. Wolves are also hunted for sport in some areas.Historically local wolf populations have been hunted to extinction by humans as they were seen not only as a threat to pets and livestock but also incorrectly as a serious threat to humans.
Wolves have been largely demonised over the years through myth and legend and general misinformation, however they are normally very timid around humans and will typically only attack in self-defence, or in defence of their young. In the great majority of cases where wolves have attacked humans it has been through human provocation or the animal in question has been rabid.
You will be adopting Shed. Shed is a gentle and timid Canadian Timber Wolf who is quite reserved and solitary compared to most of the other wolves at Port Lympne. As a cub he suffered a broken leg and retreated to a shed while it healed and this is a trait that has continued into adult life, which is why he was given the rather unusual name of Shed!
He has become more integrated into the pack in recent years and boosted his social standing within the pack, becoming more confident and more likely to stand his ground in disagreements with his 6 brothers in the pack should the need arise – during feeding times for example!
The Aspinall Foundation currently has a total of 30 wolves over the two locations of Port Lympne and Howletts
If you adopt a wolf today you will be giving the wolf species a chance of survival for the future. Just £19.99 will help to protect, feed, and keep healthy and enriched through play, the wolves which are in care via The Aspinall Foundation around the world.
Where will my wolf adoption donation money go?
The Aspinall Foundation works in conjunction with Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks in the UK to protect rare and endangered animals, and return them to protected areas in the wild. It is a sad fact that humans are likely to cause the extinction of a quarter of all known species in the next 20 years, unless we work together to protect them now.
Animal adoptions make wonderful ethical gifts so why not treat a friend or family member to one of the fantastic wolf adoption boxes and be safe in the knowledge that you have contributed towards helping the wolf species to survive.