Curiosity killed the wolf – and fuelled an anti-hunting petition in Canada

Artists and campaigners work to ensure the life and death of the lone sea wolf known as Takaya was not wasted

For the second time in less than a year, residents of Victoria in western Canada have found themselves in thrall to a wolf. Standing in a hotel lobby, this wolf is a mixture of driftwood, sea shells and dried kelp. Weighing nearly 70kg (150lbs) and standing five feet tall, the sculpture is a tribute to Takaya, the celebrated wolf who lived on a scattering of wild islands less than two miles from the city centre.

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