October 21, 2008 07:00 AM by Joe Reality
Just in time for Halloween, Animal Planet is offering up a reality TV series that follows what is not your average family. Living With The Wolfman centers around British wolf expert Shaun Ellis and his fiancÃƒe Helen Jeffs. Shaun Ellis is famous for actually living with a pack of wolves.
Shaun studies the behaviors and social structures of wolves to help humans understand these animals better and to help regrow wolf populations. Shaun has gone as far as to sleep, eat, and brawl with a captive wolf pack at Combe Martin Wildlife Park in Devon, England.
While Shaun Ellie is comfortable living with wolves, his fiancÃƒe Helen Jeffs is still a novice with wolves. Living With The Wolfman will follow Shaun as he attempts to introduce Helen to life with his wolf pack. In order to integrate with the pack, Helen has to change her diet and hygiene habits. Helen also has to learn to growl, bark, and bite as part of the pack. Some of the Helen’s more uncomfortable tasks include claiming her place on the carcasses of prey and regurgitating food into the mouth of wolves.
In addition to adapting to living with a pack of wolves, Helen also must balance her life outside the back. She continues her regular life of getting her nails done and going to dinner. Living With The Wolfman will cover Shaun and Helen’s life in the outside world as well.
“When you fall for a wolfman, you put more than your heart on the line,” says Marjorie Kaplan, who is president and general manager of Animal Planet. “We think viewers will be riveted by Helen’s experiences as she tries to commit to this new life and by the unique love that Shaun and Helen have for each other and for the wolves.”
Living With The Wolfman premieres on Tuesday, October 21 at 10 PM ET/PT on Animal Planet.
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