Rescued 'dog' from ice-cold river in Estonia turns out to be wolf

Estonian construction workers have saved a wolf from the freezing Pärnu River on Wednesday, reports the BBC. The men first thought that it was a dog but, without knowing it, brought a wild wolf to the vet.


Estonian construction workers have saved a wolf from the freezing Pärnu River on Wednesday, reports the BBC . The men first thought that it was a dog but, without knowing it, brought a wild wolf to the vet.

"The 'dog' was calm and was sleeping on my lap during the drive", says one of the construction workers against the Estonian newspaper. "I thought it was heavy but we only found out from the doctor that it was a wolf."

Due to the extremely cold water, the blood pressure of the wolf was greatly reduced. This has ensured that he has kept quiet in the car.

Once in the clinic, the veterinarians questioned the size of the animal. They found out that it was a male wolf of one year old.

GPS collar

The wolf was released in the wild the same day. Researchers gave him a GPS collar from the national environmental agency.

Hundreds of wolves live in Estonia. Only a small part of it has received a GPS collar in recent years. They usually stay away from people.

ref: nunl