Lonely Planet Writer

Orphaned wolf pups win hearts in Sweden

Maned wolves may not be the cutest animals as adults but, after two puppies were orphaned at a Swedish zoo, the species has been winning hearts in the country.

Adorable wolf cubs have captured hearts.
Adorable wolf cubs have captured hearts. Image by Tom Svensson/ Nordens Ark

Puppies Rata and Arken are being hand reared at Nordens Ark near Göteborg (Gothenburg) since their mother sadly died from tumours a few days after they were born.

Adorable wolf cubs have captured hearts.
Adorable wolf cubs have captured hearts. Image by Tom Svensson/ Nordens Ark

While they haven’t had the best start in life, the wolves – which are native to South America – are thriving and, after a successful introduction recently, zookeepers hope that their father will teach them essential “wolf skills” such as hunting.

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