Wolves have returned to Exmoor for the first time in hundreds of years. They are the latest animals to arrive at Exmoor Zoo near Bratton Fleming and can now be seen by visitors to the zoo. The Russian wolves are brothers Flea and Hendrix, born in a Swedish wildlife park last April and part of a special research project comparing wolves to domestic dogs. Zoo curator and co-owner Danny Reynolds said the pair were now nearing the end of their quarantine period: Ever since we have cared for and developed Exmoor Zoo (as far back as 1993) we have wanted to exhibit wolves, he said. Not any wolves but the big Russian wolves that roam the tundra and the frozen arctic circle. He said Flea and Hendrix had been chosen with great care: We did not want wolves that would be unhappy around people, nor did we want wolves that could necessarily breed as there are plenty in captivity in the breeding programmes throughout Europe. The brothers are easily spotted and are not shy of people as they have been hand reared among humans. Exmoor Zoo is open daily from 10am-5pm.