Postcard from the French Wolfpack

I simply love this portrait of a wolf taken at the Parc Animalier Pyrénées which is an animal sanctuary in the village of Argelès-Gazost in the French Haute-Pyrénées. The sanctuary is devoted to the original indigenous species which used to or still inhabit the region. As well as wolves there are otters, deer, marmots, bears, lynx and various species of …

The French Pyrénées, Animal Sanctuary – Photo Essay

I have not always been a great fan of zoos, too many of them had a bad track record for looking after the animals in their care. This situation has fortunately changed in recent times, many have become an animal sanctuary with an effective captive breeding programme and some may even become the last refuge of certain endangered species. The Parc …