Howletts is home to a beautiful pair of grey wolves, named Nushka and Kago.
Nushka and Kago came from different collections in Europe and they were both hand raised by their keepers. When they arrived at Howletts, we continued to hand raise them for a short period of time.
Nushka and Kago are very happy together and have formed a real bond. We hope that it won’t be long until we hear the patter of tiny paws, which will herald the start of a brand new breeding programme for Howletts and could see the eventual reintroduction of these beautiful animals to protected areas in the UK and Europe.
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The European grey wolf used to be found throughout much of the northern hemisphere, however today it has a more restricted distribution, although it is starting to expand its range within Western Europe. They can be found in a variety of habitats including forests & mountains.
Previously the European grey wolf has suffered many years of hunting and trapping for its fur, which has reduced its population. In recent years legal protection and land use change has helped some populations to recover. However, some subspecies and regional populations are still at risk as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation.