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Meet the Wolfman: German lives with wolf pack

Werner Freund doesn’t dance with wolves to get close to them — he feeds them raw meat from his mouth.
The 79-year-old German wildlife conservationist has dedicated his life to observing wolves, adopting their behaviors as closely as possible to be accepted into their packs.

This includes howling, biting into animal carcasses, and letting wolves lick his face, Reuters photographer Lisi Niesner discovered when she recently visited Freund at the snowy sanctuary where he bonds with the animals.

“People said, I am half human,” Freund told the photographer of his relationship with the wolves, according to a blog post she wrote about the trip. He was quick to clarify, noting that despite his habits, “I have always remained human.”

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