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Wolves rehomed after storm destroys French wildlife park

Animal sanctuary welcomes new lupine guests after a 20-hour cross-country journey

Three captive wolves that were left homeless when Storm Alex destroyed a park in southeast France have been rehomed.

The trio of animals were captured after escaping when the deadly storm struck the valley of Vésubie in Alpes-Maritimes. After a 20-hour cross-country journey, they are now in the Sanctuaire des loups de Frontenay in Deux-Sèvres.

Read more: French animal rights group offers to rehome escaped wolves

"We will reassure them as best we can because the wolf is very sensitive to speech," said Béatrice Gérardot, head of Sanctuaire loups 79.

Another eight wolves from the disaster-hit Saint-Martin-Vésubie are expected to join them in the coming weeks.

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