Werner Freund was paratrooper of the German Federal Armed Forces, but Freund was earthbound by wolves, for which it was established a sanctuary in the town of Merzig, Germany in 1972. There he learned to behave like a wolf and managed to become the alpha member of the pack.
The place known as Wolfspark Werner Freund, extends about 25 hectares, obtained by the investigator as a loan to the city of Merzig. In its four decades of existence, the refuge has been the home of more than 70 animals taken as puppies from zoos and parks.
Currently the reserve is home to 29 wolves, among Europeans, Siberians, Arctic, and from the regions of Mongolia. Werner 79, walks among them reeking blood and fat, he feeds them with his mouth and show affection and they also play a lot.
“Fairy tales gave them a bad name but they are beautiful animals. Those who say that one should not be in the wild are the same people that does not care about what happens to the elephant on the plains of Africa,” Freund told the British newspaper The Telegraph on last December.
Freund shares his lifestyle with the wolves in his Facebook page. “I had to retrain my voice because my German dialect sounds very hard. Wolves use very soft noises.” Werner was born in 1933, in the vicinity of Frankfurt; he grew up in a family of shepherds and foresters. His wife Erika is also passionate about animal causes.