So, I carefully researched and found a group truly dedicated to wolf conservation and study. They staff a behaviorist, a biologist, a veterinarian, etc. They donate pups to like minded conservation groups and zoos. And they bring in new pups so as not to have in-breeding among their pack. This is a group who is truly looking out for the best interest of the wolves. This is a group I want to support.
All the wolves at the preserve are grey wolves. Grey wolves colors vary, but he most common is the the grey coat you see in most images. However, their coats can be cream and reddish hues, as well.
The smallest wolf was just under 100 lbs. Their paws were as big as my hand and their heads came up to about chest level on me. I'm 5 foot tall (to give you perspective). For once in my life, it was good to be short. The behaviorist told me that wolves like short people. I think the wolves and I bonded because three of them kissed my face and one of the girls stuck her nose in my eye. While these wolves are used to people, they are still wild animals and I respected that. I never put myself in a submissive position or in a position of challenge. I remained aware of their behavior and when they started to rally, I removed myself from any possible dangerous position.
See, the key to understanding animals is to understand their behavior. We should not change them, but respect the way they communicate and change our behavior to accommodate their instincts. A lot of fear is based on the lack of knowledge. Wolves are not a threat to people. People are a threat to wolves.
The fox enclosure was a bit small for my long lens and the foxes are a lot faster moving than the larger wolves. They were busy playing keep away with an egg. One would bury the egg, unaware that the other was watching. She would then steal the egg and hide it. Foxes are an entertaining little critter, despite their musky urine.