THE Wolf Man of Combe Martin and New Zealand s famous Lion Man have been working together to film a new television series at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. Shaun Ellis, known nationally and internationally for his work living with wolves, ha

THE "Wolf Man" of Combe Martin and New Zealand's famous "Lion Man" have been working together to film a new television series at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park.

Shaun Ellis, known nationally and internationally for his work living with wolves, has teamed up with another global animal expert star, Craig Busch, whose Lion Man show is currently on Sky 1.

The show portrays daily life at the Zion Wildlife Gardens in New Zealand, where owner Craig runs a sanctuary for lions, tigers and leopards.

The pair have been filming a section on Shaun's wolves at the park for a new Lion Man series and in the coming weeks will be travelling to Africa to film with lions there.

Craig told the North Devon Gazette: "We're filming together for my new series and are trying to portray like minded people working together for the benefit of both mankind and the animal world.

"Shaun and I will be working together in the future, both here and in other parts of the world.

"The wolves and Shaun have pretty much accepted me, no problem at all and the park in Combe Martin is absolutely beautiful. There is a good atmosphere here, which goes a long way and says a lot for the management."

Shaun added: "Craig is a larger than life character who is passionate about what he does and is absolutely brilliant. He was chilled when he met the guys - the wolves - on Friday and for me that's as good a recommendation as you will get." Doctor Isla Fishburn from the University of Sheffield is working with Shaun and Craig on the project.

"Traditionally native Americans provided lessons by using animals in stories to get the message across, so in this Shaun and Craig are using the wolves and lions to get the message to people about protecting the environment and encouraging them to reconnect with it.