A man from northern China has told how he has spent seven years living among hundreds of wild wolves and become part of their pack.
The wildlife expert – named as Mr Wang in local media – has been dubbed the Wolf King by netizens after sharing his amazing experiences.
Wang, 26, now spends his days living as part of the pack at a wild animal rescue station in Xilin Gol, Inner Mongolia Province.
Wang said he has been rescuing wild wolves since 2015, and has saved more than 320 of them.
He said that many injured wolves that cannot survive on their own in the wild get sent to his rescue station.
Of course, in the process of dealing with wild wolves, he would also sometimes get injured.
The most serious one, he said, was when one wolf bit him on the mouth after getting a bit too close for comfort and he had more than 30 stitches.
But Mr Wang said he has experienced far more wonderful moments with these animals.
Dozens of videos that he has shared on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, show him laying around and playing with cubs that seemingly deem him as one of their own.
One video shows him sharing an animal carcass with the pack.
As he holds one leg, the wolves move in to take their shares but always pay him respect as, apparently, a senior member of the group.
His videos almost make it hard to remember that he is in fact dealing with dangerous beasts rather than domesticated pups.
Their adorable friendship is made ever more evident in the images that show Mr Wang resting his head on a wolf’s belly, or allowing them to climb all over him during playtime.
Mr Wang told local media that he grew up in Inner Mongolia and has always admired the unity spirit of wolves.
He said that wolves are animals that understand emotions, and can even make the most loyal friends.
He claims he has established a deep relationship with his wolf companions in the past seven years and will always take care of them.
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