Wolf Uses Go Pro As A Scratching Post In Zoo

This is the moment a huge wolf uses a Go Pro camera as a scratching post.

The footage was shot at the Asahiyama Zoo, which is a municipal zoo in the city of Asahikawa on the island of Hokkaido in Japan.

In the footage, snow is seen on the ground as it is deep winter at the moment, and the zoo is the northernmost zoo in the country.

The zoo is also famous for its novel approach to presenting the animals, including a tunnel under the wolf enclosure where they can be seen from below through glass.

In the video, the wolf can be seen using the camera as a scratching post, before wandering off through the snow.

It then returns and gives a close-up of its muzzle together with a light dusting of snow quickly melting in the sun under its mouth.

Later on, some music starts to play in the background, causing at least one more wolf to sing along by howling at the music.

Wolf lays on the ground at the Asahikawa City Asahiyama Zoo located in Japan in undated footage. One of the wolves at the Zoo used a GoPro as a scratch post. (Asahikawa City Asahiyama Zoo/CEN)

When the music suddenly stops, they are briefly silent, but then decide to carry on howling alone anyway.

The two wolves, named Nupuri and Aoi, are timber wolves, also called grey wolves (Canis lupus), according to zoo.

Grey wolves are the largest of all canines and can be found in North America, Europe, Asia, and a small part of Africa.

Wolf lays on the ground at the Asahikawa City Asahiyama Zoo located in Japan in undated footage. One of the wolves at the Zoo used a GoPro as a scratch post. (Asahikawa City Asahiyama Zoo/CEN)

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