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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Latest News & Research
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…
This Labor Day, Be Like a Wolf
Work hard. Work smart. Work together. Be like a wolf. Happy Labor Day!
Feds Hire Known Wolf Killer to Trap Mexican Gray Wolves
For Immediate Release, August 28, 2019 Contacts: Amy Harwood, Lobos of the Southwest, 503-484-4850 Sandy Bahr, Sierra Club, Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter, 602-999-5790 Greta Anderson, Western Watersheds Project, 520-623-1878 Maggie Howell, Wolf Conservation Center, 914-763-2373 x200 US FISH & WILDLIFE HIRES KNOWN WOLF KILLER TO HELP WITH REMOVALS. Long-time wolf advocates express anger over a…
Feds Seek to Trap or Kill Critically Endangered Mexican Wolf
Traps are on the ground now. Late last week we learned that an order is in place to remove a wild Mexican gray wolf in Arizona by one of two options: trap and relocate any wolf or lethal take of (a.k.a. kill) an un-collared wolf The effort is in process now. The U.S. Fish and…
As Aldo Leopold and Adolph Murie argued eloquently decades ago, keystone predators, especially wolves, are essential for resilient, healthy ecosystems. As top-level predators, they are influential in shaping and maintaining the structure of their natural communities. By regulating prey populations, wolves induce vegetative changes allowing for the return of beaver, migrating birds, and other species…
Feds Issue Mexican Wolf ‘Kill Order’
For Immediate Release, August 23, 2019 Contact: Michael Robinson, Center for Biological Diversity, (575) 313-7017,[email protected] Harwood, Lobos of the Southwest, [email protected] Anderson, Western Watersheds Project, (520) 623-1878,[email protected] Bahr, Sierra Club – Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter, (602) 999-5790,[email protected] Smith, WildEarth Guardians, (505) 395-6177, [email protected] Howell, Wolf Conservation Center, P: 914-763-2373; [email protected] Critically Endangered Wolf Targeted by…