The Herberstein wolf pack is growing: five arctic wolves were born a month ago and have recently been on display for visitors.
The alpha pair, Bjelle and Herbert, is a guarantee for offspring. After four wolves saw the light of day last year, five babies were born this year. The quintet spent the first few weeks in the den, now they are exploring their surroundings.
The arctic wolf is one of five North American subspecies of the gray wolf. Its homeland is the Canadian Arctic Islands and Greenland. The initially brown-grey fur changes to a beige color in the course of the first year of life. Only when they are adults do they reveal their snow-white fur.
Animal lovers can experience the extended family up close at the commented feeding, which takes place on Sundays at 14 p.m.
The baby boom can also be seen in other enclosures: with the bison Diana, kangaroo Jumpy and a nursery of goat kids in the petting zoo, there are many other young animals to admire. To date, a proud 41 baby animals have been born each year.