Chapter 10: "Only when they reach maturity (around two years old) are wolves able to pay sufficient attention to understand and follow a human's pointing gesture. 'They are on a different developmental path from dogs,'" said Friederike Range from the Wolf Science Center in Ernstbrunn, Austria.
Werner Freund is 80 years old and has spent the past 40 years trying to educate people about wolves and how they are not the menaces as depicted in fairy tales. He currently cares for 29 wolves at his 25 acre sanctuary.
The silver fox is a melanistic form of red fox. Melanism is when the animal's coloring is much darker than normal. Interestingly, fox squirrels, who have brownish body fur and reddish tummy fur also have a melanistic form that resembles this. I had a "black" fox squirrel that I hand raised. He lived to be 12 years old, a full ten years longer than he would have in the wild.