Shelley and Casey allowed us to hike with their two youngest wolves, Flora and Scrappy Dave who are siblings that arrived at the center as cubs. They were hand-raised by the couple and are now two years old. Flora and Dave are grey wolves, the species that our domestic dogs are directly descended from. It was wonderful to share time with these beautiful animals and see the great bond they have with their handlers. Casey and Shelley have done a fantastic job training them to become ambassadors for their kind through gentle and positive handling methods. This also allows the wolves access to hiking and proper veterinary care when needed. Shelley and Casey believe in using natural therapies such as homeopathy, aromatherapy, Healing Touch, and other holistic means to heal their animals whenever possible. The wolves eat a raw diet of whole prey just as we feed our dogs at 3P Naturals. We learned that the wolves eat whole prey and that they also love apples, berries, rosehips, grasses, and other naturally occurring seasonal vegetables and fruits.
We would recommend Northern Lights to anyone who would like to learn more about wolves and get up close and personal with these amazing creatures. For more information, visit their website: http://www.northernlightswildlife.com. For photography from our adventure, visit our Facebook page here.
Thank you to Casey and Shelley Black, Flora, and Scrappy Dave for an amazing and unforgettable experience!