Watch as the giant wolf sits next to this woman and makes eye contact.

Most wild animals are exciting creatures, and while we can only enjoy their beauty from a safe distance, the opportunity to come closer to them is unreal.

The well-known Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center personnel, an animal refuge outside Colorado Springs, are constantly exposed to wolves. Most importantly, kids interact and even pet and snuggle with them.

Kekoa, meaning “brave one” in Hawaiian, is one of the wolves born and nurtured in the refuge.