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:
Wine & Wolves
Join the Wolf Conservation Center family as we celebrate twenty years of success in our mission of education and conservation at a festive holiday party and silent auction in the Grand Ballroom at Le Chateau
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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Designed by the pressures of nature, wolves are well adapted to survive, and thrive, in a variety of landscapes. What qualities allow them to be top predators? ✔️Heightened hearing✔️Outstanding optics✔️Superb sense of smell And more! Learn more about wolf superpowers! Learn more!
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy
It’s a Dinner Party for Ravens and Wolves!
Why do wolves tolerate ravens as dinner companions? Could it be that wolves and ravens are hunting partners who share the spoils? Research by Bernd Heinrich of the University of Vermont demonstrates that ravens and wolves are close collaborators. In fact, his research from Yellowstone Nation Park revealed that during the winter season ravens were…
Expert to Offer Free Webinar about Eastern Coyotes
During the 20th-century, coyotes (Canis latrans) colonized eastern North America and then formed 2 distinct variant populations in the northeastern and southeastern regions that are morphologically and genetically different from western populations. In the past 15 years, we have expanded our knowledge of eastern coyotes in the areas of ecology, morphology, genetics, hybridization, and efficacy…
Sighting of Coyote Family Brings Joy and Excitement
Earlier this year, the WCC observed a family of coyotes on our wildlife cameras nearly every single night. Through close observation, we got to “know” these individuals quite well and could reliably differentiate them from one another in their photos and videos. Most frequently spotted were the breeding pair – a tan and gray male…
Use Your Voice For Wolves
Local elections are today, November 5. Voting is one of the most important things we can do to protect wolves, wildlife, and the environment. We can’t tell you who to vote for, but we encourage you to research your candidates’ positions and voting records on the issues that matter to you. Remember, your vote is…
Expert Testimonials Question Alberta’s Use of Strychnine in Wolf Kill Program
The Silent Howl is a short video in which experts have come together to express serious concerns about Alberta’s use of strychnine to target wolves under the guise of caribou conservation. Strychnine is an inhumane poison still used in Canada despite environmental and public safety risks. In 2018, fifty organizations and experts collectively urged Health…
Halloween is seen as an eerie holiday filled with fear–as well as mystery and magic. Halloween is also often associated with some seemingly spooky iconic animals — including wolves. But are wolves really all that spooky? Of course not! Or… are they?
Wolf with the Cutest Smile
The best smiles are wolf smiles! One reason Zephyr is smiling is to stay cool. Wolves (like dogs) will stay cool by panting to evaporate heat and moisture off their tongue. Panting is especially useful for wolves. A wolf’s elongated muzzle and the shape of the inner nose ensure optimal oxygenation and an efficient cooling…
New Mexico State Game Commission Votes to Rejoin Wolf Recovery Program
Friday, October 25, 2019 – The New Mexico State Game Commission voted today to rejoin the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program including becoming a signatory to the Cooperating Agencies MOU and engaging in on the ground management activities. The state game commission voted in 2011 to leave the program during a change in leadership at…