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Old Jan 29, 2006, 3:42 PM   #11
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Welcome, Tracy. Thanks for sharing the pics. Very nice.
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 5:02 PM   #12
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The wolves are residents of The Oatland Island Wildlife Center

www.oatlandisland.org

here in Savannah, Georgia. TY for your comments, I think the glow in their eyes came from the fact that it was very bright that day, and they were in the shade? I thought long about changing it, but decided against it in the end. I rather like them just the way they actually were. I am a huge wolf fan as well, and this pack lives less than 2 miles from me down the road, less than 1 mile from me across the bluff. We heard them howling last night.

What a treat!

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Wonderful place! I've never seen "zoo" animals so happy. Their body language is one of contentment.

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Hey Dave-

Although they are confined, they actually live in a habitat and not in cages. They are free to do whatever, play, sleep, mate, and raise their young.

Their habitat is in the woods, off of a trail, and it is very secluded. The day I went, there was no one else around.

They were all born here except for one, and they have had the same caretaker for years. He is an English gentleman who, as I understand it, gets in the habitat and plays with them.

(Tracy's dream date, LOL)

I can only imagine what a feeling that must be!

I know it is not as optimal a situation as being free creatures, they have it pretty good. Especially with the way things are in our world today.



And they TEACH our future generations respect and love for the wild things.

That in itself is priceless.

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Old Jan 29, 2006, 6:13 PM   #14
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Yes, I went to the site URL before posting. I've seen so called "game farms," which were in fact modified zoo's.

The body language, which your photo's do such a good job of showing, is one of contentment.

Wonderful shots, wonderful place!!

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Old Jan 29, 2006, 7:22 PM   #15
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Thank you Dave. The wildlife center is actually a division of the Chatham (where we live) County Public school system. It is funded by donations mostly, and staffed by volunteers. I am thinking of joining up- worse ways to spend a Saturday, huh?

Take care, and TY for the input.



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