Kicker: Ice cold wolf


NICK EICHER, HOST: Three construction workers in Estonia were working at a dam along the frozen Parnu River when they saw a dog frantically swimming in a maze of ice.

They worked quickly to pull the desperate canine from the icy water, and then took him to a local shelter.

They later discovered it was actually a one-year old male grey wolf suffering from shock and hypothermia.

A veterinarian treated him,  dried out and let him rest in the shelter overnight. The next day, he was as good as new and workers at the shelter released him back into the wild with a GPS collar.

Good thing, too: Estonia is estimated to have only about 200 wolves.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


(Estonian Union for the Protection of Animals via AP) This photo taken on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 and released by the Estonian Union for the Protection of Animals, shows an approximately one-year old male wolf suffering from shock and hypothermia in an animal shelter near Parnu River, Estonia. 

WORLD Radio transcripts are created on a rush deadline. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of WORLD Radio programming is the audio record.

Like this story?

To hear a lot more like it, subscribe to The World and Everything in It via iTunes, Overcast, Stitcher, or Pocket Casts.

iTunes

Free

Overcast

Free

Stitcher

Free

Pocket Casts

(Requires a fee)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.