This huge wolf weighs in at nearly 120 pounds and when he places his front paws up on your shoulders, he is over 7 feet tall. Check out the size comparison between this woman, who happens to be an average sized adult.
When this magnificent creature sits down next to her, you can really see how big that wolf is. You never really notice how big they are on nature videos until now.
Danielle, a staffer at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is one of those lucky few. She’s earned the trust and respect of several wolves, especially a large gray one named Kekoa and his sister Sakara.
Friendly though this wolf is with Danielle, he’s still only partially tame. As Michelle Smith, also of the Wildlife Center, explained, “He is very well socialized, meaning he enjoys the company of people. This is not the same as domesticated or tame. He is still a ‘wild’ animal, and he does tend to show it when he is around his sister. A wolf in the wild would not act this way.”
The Wildlife Center provides a home for wolves and other animals that aren’t able to survive in the wild. Its other mission is education, providing visitors with all sorts of information about wolves and their role in the ecosystem.
In the video posted below, you’ll see Danielle having an amazing cuddle session with Kekoa. He came from a wolf sanctuary in Florida, but they gave him a Hawaiian name that means “brave one.”