Michael Schönberger

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Wolfspark Werner Freund
Kammerforst Merzig
Waldstraße 204
66663 Merzig / Saarland


Michael Schönberger

Since 1993

Michael Schönberger started at the park when he was 13 old. First he helped out around the wolves. From the begining he helped raising up the cups.

The following groups were raised up with him

1995 Arciticwolves (5)

1997 Arcticwolf (1) mit european Wolf (1)

1999 european wolves (3)

2005 Arciticwolves (5)

2007 kanadian wolves (2) und european wolves from Sweden(3)

2008 kanadian wolves (2)

2009 Arciticwolves (7)

2010 european wolves (2)

2011 Arciticwolves (3)

2012 Mongolian wolves (4)

38 wolves in 18 years!!!

There have been some special situations over the years:

1995 he helped Werner Freund. They brought wolf cups from Stralsund Germany to Merzig.

1996 he took part in a competition about yought science He got a special price for his work about the wolves.

Jugend Forscht

1999 Werner Freund and his team took cups out of a zoo enclosre. The adultt wolves were not in the area but the cups were in their hole. So Michael had to crawl into the hole to get them out.

Sibirische Wölfe

2000 an arctic wolves was attacked by his pack. The wolf had to be separated and he got aid.


Since 2005 he accompanies Werner Freund and his wolves with his camera.

Michael Fotografie

2005 he assisted in an operation on a artic wolf. The wolf had an malignancy.


2007 Werner Freund, Tatjana Schneider and Michael Schönberger brought kanadian wolves from Hannover to the Wolfpark Werner Freund.

2007 Michael Schönberger went to Sweden and brought a pack european puppies to the wolfpark. Werner Freund was bussy raising up the canadian wolves at that time.

2009 he created new signs for the park.

Beschilderung Wolfspark Werner Freund


2010 The storm "Xynthia" created a lot of damage in the park. Many packs were outsite during the storm. He brought some packs back to a safe enclosure and helped that others packs could not escape.

Kanadische Wölfe

2010 some pups were taken out of a hole. The supported Tatjana Schneider in this action

2011 he passes his Butcher-examen.

2011he took part inone of the biggest photo competitionworldwide and won the Grand Prix with his photo "Men bites wolf". He was the first and is the only person who has ever one this competition (2013)

Some photos and an article about the competition (in German)


Direct link to the wolves in Area (Written in German): - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - Reserve Area - Cups-Area - Former packs
This webseite is not an official site of the park. It is my priate project. Please fogive me the languages mistakes.