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Tuesday, 13 May 2008

’s not often you get the chance to see a large group of wolves together in one place. Dublin Zoo is delighted to offer that opportunity to its visitors now that its pack of grey wolves has more than doubled in size, making it one of the largest groups in Europe!

Six young animals – four females and two males, recently arrived from Longleat in the UK to join our resident group of five.

The team at Dublin zoo are amazed at how quickly the new pack has settled in and how well they have been accepted by the resident group.

Says assistant to the director Paul O’ Donoghue:

“We chose young animals that would be naturally submissive to our dominant male and female. They have a great space and it’s fantastic to watch the interaction between them as they get to know each other. ”

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Visitors to Phoenix Park after dark shouldn’t be alarmed by what is often known as one of the eeriest sound in nature. Says Paul: “The communal howling means they are content and behaving as a pack would in the wild – it’s great to see!.”

Come and admire the new arrivals and more at Dublin Zoo this weekend.

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