The wild refuge of northern Greece “Arcturos” is now home of two young wolves rescued in Serbia, it said on Thursday.
Orpheus and Euridice, as the wolves are called, were taken from a man living at the village of Djindjusa in Serbia in February. The man told authorities he had kept the animals for six months after finding them next to their mother, who had died from poisoned bait.
Serbian authorities had transported the then cubs to the Belgrade Zoo temporarily, then contacted Arcturos, which agreed to take them in. Today the two animals are about 18 months old.
Founded in 1992, Arcturos has separate rescue centers for wolves and bears. The wolf refuge in Agrapidia, where Orpheus and Euridice now live near Florina, includes among others two more wolves rescued in Belgrade.
Funding for the rescue of wolves from abroad, part of a project for an international environmental center that Arcturos is building, is provided by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
(The refuge is open on Saturdays and Sundays, with tours given on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. and at 16:30 p.m. For more information and school visits, please contact +30 23860 41500.)