Among the wolves

Memoirs of a wolf handler

… an only-one-of-its-kind type of book. Rich in anecdote and information … Toni Shelbourne has performed a service to wolf-kind

Tony Haighway, Wolf Watch UK

One girl, eleven wolves – and a whole host of heart-warming stories.

The fascinating story of Toni’s life with eleven charismatic wolves at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, Berkshire, England. Over ten years she handled, raised, cared for and nursed these amazing creatures, and within these pages you will come to know the characters; laugh at their sense of fun, mourn at their passing – and learn to love them as she does.

Describing some of the best and worst of times, discover what happens behind closed doors when the public goes home, leaving just Toni and the wolves ...

  • Fascinating stories about one of the world’s best-loved creatures, the wolf
  • Reveals the charismatic characters of these impressive animals
  • Provides unique insight into the world of the socialised wolf
  • The thoughts and feelings of the author as she lived among the wolves
  • Wolf behaviour in intimate detail
  • The raising and family life of a wolf pack
  • Information about the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, Berkshire, England
  • The benefits of socialised wolves
  • Beautiful photos of these unique creatures and their interaction with the author
  • The argument for and against captive animals


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Toni Shelbourne has written a brief book. It’s not particularly short – there are, after all, approaching 150 pages – but it is brief in the context of her experience with wolves and related canids. Thirty years ago Wolf literature was as obscure, inaccessible and fragmented as the animals themselves. Nowadays, the internet delivers to our desktop in seconds. However, separating wheat from the chaff or the Wolf from the ‘woffle’ is a different matter.
Here, between the dust jacket, lies a mixture of Wolf Folklore to Facts, Communication to Conservation, Behaviour to Biology and Physiology to Pharmacology. The characters ‘showcased’ in this book are the wolves themselves (11 in all). It’s told in tales and describes events which few people have been privileged to witness.
But, there is more. So far this fleeting glimpse of a description, may have cast a shadow over a message which might easily slip away by unnoticed. The importance of the book lies beneath the long guard hairs and fleecy lining. It is a deep and intelligent understanding that animals play such an important part in our ecology. It’s a powerful plea that we reassess our own impact on nature. It begs us to revaluate the status of animals and respectfully suggests ways forward for improvement.
Among the Wolves is an only-one-of-its-kind type of book. Rich in anecdote and information, it has something for everyone who cares about human relationship with the natural world. By writing it Toni Shelbourne has performed a service to wolf-kind everywhere.

Tony Haighway, Wolf Watch UK

SKU HH4760
Format Paperback • 170 x 220mm • 128 pages • 45 pictures
ISBN 978-1-845847-60-9
UPC 6-36847-04760-3
Published May 2015



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