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.
20 Years Strong and Wild Wolf Conservation Center Gala
Celebrate the Wolf Conservation Center's 20th anniversary gala and honor the President of our Board of Directors, Martha Handler!
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
Unforgettable Eastern Wolf Encounter
According to Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources, this lanky 3-year-old female is F1737. Eastern wolves, recently renamed “Algonquin wolves”, were previously considered a subspecies of the gray wolf. Recent genomic research, however, tells us these rare wolves represent a distinct species more similar to the red wolf. Eastern wolves are classified as a “threatened” species.…
Minnesota Wolf Pup: Too Cute to be Silent!
Enjoy the squeaky howls from this wolf pup living in Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota! (Sound on!) Participating in a howl is critical in a wolf pup’s development. Pups might first begin to squeak out un-solicited howls at just a couple of weeks old. But once their ears open and hearing improves at around one…
Wishing All the Dads a Happy Father’s Day
Beyond their ecological importance as critical keystone predators, wolves are also really patient, generous, and loving dads. Feat. red wolves Jack and his son from 2018.
One Month Left to Oppose Gray Wolf Delisting Plan
In March, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) formally announced its plan to remove federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states. Wolves once ranged across most of North America, a vital part of many varied ecosystems. But an unremitting slaughter by humans brought wolves to the brink of…
Wolf Dad Grows Grumpy Around Relentless and Adorable Pups
Dad. Dad. Dad. Dad. Daddy. Dad. Dad. Dad. Dad. Dad. Dad. DADDY!? This is what fatherhood looks like for wolves too. Is Mexican gray wolf Lighthawk being a grumpy dad? Perhaps; raising 7 kiddos is hard work and requires a lot of patience. Beyond his potential irritability, however, Lighthawk is fulfilling his parental obligations by…
Study Offers New Take on Early Dog-human Relationship
Scientists are still debating when and where dogs were domesticated, but there’s one thing most of them agree on: Early canines were working animals. Archaeologists have often pointed to an aberration in the spines of many ancient canines, which researchers assumed resulted from hauling heavy loads. A new paper, however, reveals that humans didn’t necessarily…
Potbellied Wolf Pup Fights the Zzzz.
Your moment of critically endangered cuteness! This adorable one-month-old Mexican gray wolf pup (born on April 26, 2019) represents the Wolf Conservation Center’s active participation in the effort to save her species from extinction. The WCC is one of a network of facilities participating in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan – a bi-national initiative…
Twentieth Anniversary Gala: Strong, Wild, and Incredibly Successful!
You did it! Howls of thanks to the Wolf Conservation Center supporters who attended our fundraiser to celebrate the Center’s 20th anniversary and to honor the President of our Board of Directors, Martha Handler. Thanks to the generosity of event attendees, sponsors, and YOU, the WCC is able to continue our mission to protect and…
Celebrating 20 Years
All donations received June 3 – June 5th will be matched! On our 20th Anniversary Year, this season alone has been an important milestone for all of us with the successful introduction of our Mexican gray wolf pup to wild wolf family in Arizona! She is now a living, breathing part of the southwestern landscape,…
Raising Pups is a Family Affair
Everyone wants quality time with Mom. Wolf families usually consist of the breeding pair and their offspring of varying ages. This critically endangered Mexican gray wolf family is made up of parents (Trumpet and Lighthawk), three yearlings born in 2018 (Babs, Joe Darling, and Kral), and four pups born one month ago. A wonderful, multi-generational…