Anita spent two years helping this wolf pack socialize with humans. This is their reunion after a two month separation and it's easy to tell how much the wolves missed her. Their greetings are much like those you would get from dogs. Although the wolves are are not considered domesticated, they live at Polar Zoo in Bardu, Norway and socialize with wolf handlers such as Anita regularly so they are used to humans.
Why does she open her mouth to greet the wolves? Apparently, it's classic pack behaviour to greet open-mouthed. It is a normal sign of acceptance amongst dogs in a tightly knit group when higher pack members allow the lowers to lick their mouths in a respectful greeting it allows a way for them to seek bits of food, closing often mean that the behavior is NOT welcome and tension that suggests a warning for the licker to prepare for a fight.
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