Four wolf cubs were born at Wildwood

VIDEO: Amazing footage of new wolf cubs and their mother

Four wolf cubs born at Wildwood have taken their first steps in the outside world.

They were born to first time mother Numa in the wildlife and nature park on the A291 between Canterbury and Herne Bay.

Their first moves have been captured by cameras set up to monitor their progress and development.

Keepers say they are in excellent health.

Wildwood’s co-founder and strategic director Peter Smith said: “For many centuries, the European grey wolf, Canis lupus, has been a much-maligned animal, persecuted due to fear, hate and misunderstanding.

“Today, with a new understanding of the wolf, many myths depicting the wolf as a villain have been dispelled and it is coming to be respected as the awe-inspiring animal it truly is.”

“It is the Wildwood Trust’s mission to continue to educate and inspire visitors on the facts about this animal, and their arrival to Wildwood cites the beginning of what will be an exciting campaign and research project.

Two of the new cubs at Wildwood

“Wolves played an incredibly important role in our history, shaping our own evolution, culture and our landscape. It’s a great privilege to have these magnificent animals at our Canterbury site to continue to help us tell their story.”

Nuna and male Odin are beginning the creation of a new wolf pack at the centre.

Wolves are known as apex predators and help keep down the numbers of herbivorous animals.

Wildwood’s Director General Paul Whitfield added: “We’re delighted the wolf cubs are doing well and now visitors to Wildwood can share in their journey as they grow and develop.

“Our vision is to allow people to immerse themselves inside the new wolf woodland just like our wolf pack. The wolves, Nuna and Odin are a pair from Sweden and Switzerland which match the wolves that once lived in Britain and one day can roam our wild lands again.”

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