Werner

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79-year-old Werner Freund owns and works in a wolf sanctuary. He runs it a little differently than other people would. While he takes care of the wolves, also lives alongside of them. It takes a lot of guts to live among wild animals such as wolves. Because Werner shows this bravery, he is respected by the wolves in his sanctuary.

Wolfman

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Werner may look like any ordinary man, but he’s really a man of wolves. He shows courage every day that he spends with his wolf pack.

Wolf Family

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For the last 40 years, Werner has lived amongst wolves in Merzig, Germany. What’s even more is that he’s the alpha male of the pack.

Leader

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The wolves treat Werner as the leader of their pack because he has been with them for so long. They even share their food with him.

No Fear Here

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Wolves are able to sense when people are afraid. Werner is clearly fearless when he is around the wolves.

Adoption

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How did Werner come into possession of these majestic creatures? He adopts them from zoos and parks as cubs.

Behavior

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Typically, wolves are seen as dangerous towards people. However, they are overly friendly and playful when it comes to interacting with Werner.

Dominance

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Why are the wolves so respectful of Werner? It’s because as cubs he asserts his dominance.

Multiple Packs

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Werner’s pack of wolves has come from all over the world. The wolves in his pack come from six different packs.

Arctic Wolves

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Werner has wolves from Mongolia, Europe, Siberia, and the Arctic regions. People recognize the Arctic wolves most because of their white fur.

Asserting Dominance

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How does Werner assert his dominance? He always takes the first bite of a meal when feeding his wolves. This shows the wolves to respect him and that he has the power.

In Control

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The wolves recognize Werner’s position in the pack. They never eat until he finishes.

Hierarchy

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Werner’s technique of raising the wolves to see him as an alpha male have taught them that there is a hierarchy, which they are able to recognize.

Howling

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To keep his rank as the alpha male, Werner had to learn to howl just like his wolves. When he howls it shows the wolves that he is dominant.

Accomplished

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You have to admit that Werner has accomplished something not many people can. To be recognized as an alpha male in a pack of wolves is truly impressive.

Puppy Love

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The wolves absolutely love Werner. They are playful towards him and will lick his face in adoration.

Showing Respect

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You may be taken back by this photo and think Werner is in danger. However, this is just a way that wolves show him respect.

Alpha Male

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Werner definitely deserves the title of Wolfman after becoming the alpha male in a pack of wolves.

Protectors

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Rather than having guard dogs, Werner has guard wolves protecting him and his property. We can’t imagine anybody thinking of trespassing onto his property.

Truly Incredible

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Werner’s story is truly incredible. Showing his bravery and being accepted by these wolves is something to be amazed by for sure.