Wolves of the World educates fair-goers
Wolves prance around the ring as Sharon Sandlofer conducts the pack to perform a number of tricks.
The crowd at the Mesa County Fair laughs and cheers as the wolves complete tasks for little cubes of raw meat.
The “Wolves of the World” show features a pack of eight wolves that travel to entertain and educate audiences across the U.S.
Sandlofer, the animal’s trainer, instructs the wolves to perform a number of tricks and educates the audience of the wolves’ pasts.
“You don’t train wolves. They’re very independent animals. They’re very special animals so aware of all their surroundings and environment,” Sandlofer said.
Her training method is finding things that the wolves like to do then encouraging the wolves with treats. Sometimes the wolves can be unpredictable, she said.
As an animal-lover, Sandlofer said the show is meant to educate audiences.
“It’s something that we have a passion for to take care of the animals and educate about them. They need help and it’s our responsibility to take care of them,” Sandlofer said.
The “Wolves of the World” show takes place three times a day: 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. The show is free with admission. The Mesa County Fair ends Saturday.