Visit the Wolf Conservation Center
Come meet the wolves! We do not allow drop-in visitors, so please sign up for one of our programs:
Summer Wolf Adventure
Give the animal lover in your family a chance to thrive among wolves all week long! The program runs Monday - Friday and is appropriate for children in grades 1-8.
Throw your birthday to the wolves! Guests will celebrate by creating "presents" for the WCC's Ambassador wolves and will learn about wolf behavior.
Schedule a Private Program for yourself or your group
Sleeping with Wolves
Camp out overnight with the 40+ wolves that call the WCC home! With wolves, vultures, and open skies, we're New York's version of Yellowstone!
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Red Wolves Respond to Alarm Call
These critically endangered red wolf pups, born in 2018 to parents Charlotte (F2121) and Jack (M1606), took notice when they heard a Mexican gray wolf’s alarm – and with good reason. Is danger near? A howl’s long low pitch is well suited for long distance transmission. Wolves can howl to locate other wolves, advertise the…
You Heard Our Howls – Thank You!
YOU DID IT! Yesterday, we invited you to be a part of Red Wolf Week and you heard our howls! Friends like you helped the Wolf Conservation Center meet (and exceed!) a matching grant of $10,000! In honor of the 32nd anniversary of the release of captive red wolves into the wild, Jane Patterson and Sebastiano Cossia…
Today Only – We’re Matching Your Donation for Red Wolves
Thirty-two years ago this week, the world became a little bit wilder – the first captive-bred red wolves were released into the wild! In honor of this significant milestone for the red wolf and wildlife conservation, Jane Patterson and Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni of Vegan Capital are providing a generous matching grant up to $10,000 for…
Rare Red Wolf Yodels and Howls
Meet critically endangered red wolf Jack (M1606)! At 12 years old, Jack is the oldest of the 20 red wolves who call the Wolf Conservation Center home. The spunky fellow flew to the WCC in 2017 from his former home at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Sandy Ridge facility in North Carolina on a private plane provided…
Protected: Private Encounter for Wolf Pass Packmates
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Red Wolf Recovery Milestone – 32 Years Wild
Thirty-two years ago today, a new chapter in wildlife conservation began with a wild homecoming unlike anything seen before. The first captive-bred red wolves were released to the wild! In 1980, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) declared red wolves extinct in the wild. A few survived only in captivity, their wildness caged. On September…
New Limited Red Wolf Apparel
Thirty-two years ago, a new chapter in wildlife conservation began with a wild homecoming unlike anything seen before. The first captive-bred red wolves were released to the wild! The red wolf reintroduction effort remains a significant milestone not only for the rare species but endangered wildlife conservation. Help raise awareness for red wolves and support…
Mexican Gray Wolf’s Wild Legacy
The best grandparents are loving, fun, and… wolves? Yes! Join us in wishing Mexican gray wolf Diego a Happy Grandparents’ Day! The 12 year old lobo is the proud grandfather of the soon-to-be-five month old pups born at the Wolf Conservation Center in April, including Hope, the North American superhero! Diego and Mexican gray wolf Rosa joyously…
Flash Flood Warnings Issued in Last Home for Wild Red Wolves
North Carolina was one of many areas hit by Hurricane Dorian; emergency flash flood warnings were issued in both Dare and Hyde Counties early Friday morning. These counties are home for some of the last wild red wolves. Fewer than 20 wolves are known to remain. The Wolf Conservation Center sends positive thoughts to all…
Hurricane Dorian Poised to Hit Last Home for Wild Red Wolves
The governor of North Carolina has ordered a mandatory evacuation of barrier islands as Hurricane Dorian approaches. The mandate will go into effect at 8 a.m. Wednesday for all barrier islands from the Virginia line to the South Carolina line. The barrier islands include the home for the last wild red wolves. Fewer than 20…