Princess Anne opens new wolf enclosure at Kincraig

Wolves generic Two wolves have been moved into the new enclosure

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The Princess Royal has opened a new enclosure for two European grey wolves at the Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig.

Costing £300,000, Wolf Wood was built with help from the Royal Engineers.

In April, a wolf broke out from the old enclosure and was later tranquilised and recaptured.

Afterwards, animal collections manager Douglas Richardson said pet hamsters posed a greater threat to the public than the escapee.

The enclosure officially opened by Princess Anne is home to female wolf Elara and newly-arrived five-year-old male Puika.

In May, Alladale Estate in Sutherland shelved a plan to introduce four wolves from Romania into a secure area.

The proposal was dropped in the interests of the animals' welfare.

General manager Hugh Fullerton-Smith said it was still the long-term ambition of the estate to introduce wolves, but into a much larger area.

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