Thursday, September 15, 2016

Dozens of rescued wolves find home in South Puget Sound Sanctuary


By GRANT HINDSLEY, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Wolf Haven International, located in Tenino, Washington, has housed more than 200 wolves since its opening in the 1980s. The sanctuary primarily focuses on re-homing captive-born gray wolves but also has become a safe spot for the occasional coyote and wolf-dog hybrid.
Tours are offered but the primary focus at the sanctuary is to keep animals as a top priority, not to host visitors. Many of Wolf Haven's inhabitants are housed out of sight and can be heard only through the rare, resounding howling that echoes from enclosure to enclosure.
Wolf Haven has grabbed the public eye recently with the current debate and political climate over the culling of wolf packs to protect local ranchers' interests.
Enjoy these portraits from a rare, photographic tour of Wolf Haven's publicly available guests.

 Gray wolf Shadow howls. Photo: GRANT HINDSLEY, SEATTLEPI.COM / SEATTLEPI.COM
Gray wolf Shadow howls. Photo: GRANT HINDSLEY, SEATTLEPI.COM 
 
Gypsy, a female Mexican gray wolf, squints in the hot sun. Photo: GRANT HINDSLEY, SEATTLEPI.COM / SEATTLEPI.COM
Gypsy, a female Mexican gray wolf, squints in the hot sun. Photo: GRANT HINDSLEY, SEATTLEPI.COM
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