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Estonia: Workers Rescued Freezing Animal From Ice, Not Knowing It Was A Wild Wolf

Warm-hearted Estonian workers, on Wednesday, rescued a freezing dog-like animal whom they later realized to be a wild wolf.

The three Estonians, named Rando Kartsepp, Robin Sillamäe, and Erki Väli, were at work in Sindi dam when they spotted the poor animal trapped in the icy river nearby.

Image source: Eestimaa Loomakaitse Liit

Without hesitation, they took the animal out of the water and warmed him up with a blanket. “We had to carry him over the slope. He weighed a fair bit,” one of the workers told.

The man moved the canine to their car, not knowing they were actually carrying a wolf. But thankfully, the animal didn’t attack the humans. Rano, one of the workers, said that while they were taking him to the vet, he was sleeping peacefully with his head on the man’s lap.

Image source: Eestimaa Loomakaitse Liit

At the clinic, the animal was physically checked by the doctors who didn’t even notice they were actually dealing with a wolf. It was not until a local hunter appeared that everyone was surprised to know the truth. According to the hunter, the wolf was male and about one year old.

The canine was later claimed to have low blood pressure and some other health problems. That was the reason why he’d seemed to be calm and docile. Possibly, he would become less docile several days later, when he recovered, so the vet decided to keep him in a cage.

Image source: IEestimaa Loomakaitse Liit

After the animal was saved, the Estonian Union of Animal Protection (EUPA) shared his story on Facebook. They wanted to pay for the wolf’s treatment, and were happy that “everything turned out very well.”

It took several days for the lucky canine to become healthy and strong enough to be released back into the wilds. For further health checkups, researchers fitted him with a GPS collar before letting him go.

Image source: Eestimaa Loomakaitse Liit

“We are so happy for the outcome of the story, and wish to thank all the participants – especially these men who rescued the wolf and the doctors of the clinic who were not afraid to treat and nurture the wild animal,” shared EUPA.

Thank the kind-hearted workers, the doctor and related organizations that helped save this poor animal and bring him a better life. For more information, please visit here.

H/T: Bored Panda

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