Wolves in the Woods, the new habitat for the pack of seven grey wolves, is now open!
A large and stimulating space for the wolves, Wolves in the Woods, is over 4000 m2 in size and was inspired by the natural environment of the grey wolf. The new habitat includes a stunning water feature, a dedicated feeding area and three visitor observation points where visitors to the Zoo can observe wolf behaviour.
Grey wolves once lived in the forests of Ireland until their habitat was destroyed and they were hunted to extinction. The last wolf seen in Ireland was in County Carlow in 1786. In some parts of Western Europe and the USA their numbers are increasing thanks to heavy protection and conservation projects that are helping them to regain their old hunting grounds.
“The opening of Wolves in the Woods is another milestone on our journey of redeveloping Dublin Zoo into a world class zoo and provide an excellent visitor experience. Every detail of the habitat has been considered carefully with the wellness of the wolf pack in mind and the design was inspired by their natural habitat”, said Leo Oosterweghel, Director of Dublin Zoo.
Why not visit the wolves in their new home?
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