We have all seen stories about dogs and cats that are rescued from life-threatening injuries, but you never really hear much of what happens to poor wild animals in similar situations. One story that has recently emerged is how one lucky wolf was saved by some very kind-hearted people after suffering catastrophic injuries that would have killed him had they not interacted.
The poor wolf was struck by a car in Israel several months ago and due to the fact that is was in the wilds of the rural countryside, he was all but sure to die from his wounds, which included a broken leg.
By chance, he was spotted by some people who decided to step in and take him to the nearest vet. They named him Oliel, and his recovery is truly remarkable. Suffering from a fractured leg and fearing for his life, vets went straight to work repairing his leg. It would not be a case of job well done, as he required four months to recover and be able to fully walk and run again, otherwise he would not be able to survive in the wild.
Luckily he made it through, and was released back into his native habitat! Just avoid the roads in future Oliel!