The man releasing wolves into the wild
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The man saving wolves in a secret Shropshire valley

Wolves have been extinct in Britain for 500 years but eight are now living a semi-wild existence in a Shropshire valley.

Anthony Haighway was inspired to launch the Wolf Watch UK sanctuary after rescuing two of the animals from a closing zoo.

He has rescued 35 in total, many which had been kept in captivity, and lets them roam in a secret countryside location.

Though he has eight in total, his oldest residents, Maddie and Kosi, having far exceeded the average life expectancy by reaching 18 years of age.

For the full story, watch Inside Out West Midlands on Friday at 19:30, or on the iPlayer.

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  • 01 Apr 2017