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

At the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, known for its interaction with wolves, Kekoa, a wolf raised there, forms a unique connection with a woman named Danielle.

Despite the size difference — Kekoa weighs 115 pounds and stands nearly 7 feet tall on his hind legs — they play and cuddle in a heartwarming video. This behavior stems from Kekoa’s socialization, not domestication.

The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center offers educational tours to showcase wolves’ role in the ecosystem. Although wild wolves have been absent from Colorado, their return is a possibility.