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The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:10 pm
by Phasoli
I found an interesting video about what is presumably the oldest wolf in the world. Now, I'm not sure if she's truly the oldest, but she is definitely a very, very old wolf. 19 years is such a long time! Wow!


Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:56 pm
by perenril
Wow that is a very old wolf, most wolves normally live up to the age of 9-10 don’t they? Geez, so she would have lived ten years over the normal ratio.

Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:51 pm
by Phasoli
Considering that in the wild, wolves are lucky to even greet their fifth birthdays, she is truly a senior, yes! It makes me wonder how old the oldest wild wolf was...

Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:38 am
by Koa
Moved to Wolf Multimedia.

Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:04 pm
by TheOnlyTherian
In my country!
Wow, she is so beautiful. Amazing site and information about the oldest wolf. :wolf:
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I'm sorry to announce that the oldest wolf in the world called "Madadh" sadly passed away on the 30th of this year (2017). :'( :( :wolf:

Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:59 pm
by Neamara
TheOnlyTherian wrote:I'm sorry to announce that the oldest wolf in the world called "Madadh" sadly passed away on the 30th of this year (2017). :'( :( :wolf:
While it is sad to learn of her passing, please refrain from double posting as this is considered a form of SPAM, neither of which are allowed on the WolfQuest community forums. For further information about what is and what is not allowed here, and for further definitions of SPAM, please take a moment to review the Forum Guidelines. Thank you.

Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:23 pm
by TheOnlyTherian
Neamara wrote:
TheOnlyTherian wrote:I'm sorry to announce that the oldest wolf in the world called "Madadh" sadly passed away on the 30th of this year (2017). :'( :( :wolf:
While it is sad to learn of her passing, please refrain from double posting as this is considered a form of SPAM, neither of which are allowed on the WolfQuest community forums. For further information about what is and what is not allowed here, and for further definitions of SPAM, please take a moment to review the Forum Guidelines. Thank you.
Oops, sorry. I was just really down about the wolf that I wasn't thinking straight.

Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:44 am
by perenril
That's very sad to hear. She was an old wolf, so it isn't too much of a surprise to me that her time had come.

She made her mark in this world as the "oldest wolf in the world" {for a period of time}, that's a pretty special thing, not every wolf gets that special title. I hope she rests well after her doings ~ R.I.P Madadh

Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:59 pm
by Matryoshka524
Wow! What a beautiful wolf. It's amazing that she lived that long, considering how short your average wild wolf's lifespan is

Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 12:37 pm
by DaniBeez
What a gentle girl! Very dog-like in her age (and living conditions of course :P). I saw an interview of that sanctuary recently that featured her in it.

Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:13 am
by elkhunter123456
That's a very nice wolf. It seemed to be quite friendly, but why were the humans treating the wolf like a dog? In studies I have read they never treat the wolf like a dog.

Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:59 pm
by DaniBeez
elkhunter123456 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:13 am
That's a very nice wolf. It seemed to be quite friendly, but why were the humans treating the wolf like a dog? In studies I have read they never treat the wolf like a dog.
Madadh was unique in the sense that she was raised by humans from a very early age, mere days old. She also remained at Wolf Watch UK for her entire life, coming into regular contact with likely many different people as an ambassador/educational animal. I also get the impression from her caretakers' testimonials that Madadh was exceptional in temperament even compared to other wolves raised in captive situations. The other wolves at Wolf Watch may very well still be shy towards humans. Her very old age may have also played a role in her docileness, since she has been in a very consistent environment for a long time.

You're right that the vast majority of wolves, captive and wild can't be treated as dogs; captive wolves who are intended for eventual release are exposed to humans as little as possible. Even wolfdogs can't really be treated like dogs! Madadh was definitely special.

Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:57 am
by elkhunter123456
Ok, thanks for replying!

Re: The Oldest Wolf in the World!

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:34 pm
by DaniBeez
No worries, just my interpretation of her story!