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The Big Wolf Centre/Sanctuary List & Discussion Thread

Post by pawnee » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:27 pm

EDIT 9/21/2015: You are welcome to discuss various wolf centres and sanctuaries on this thread, as well as discuss the legitimacy of ones currently on this list, or propose new ones to add to this list.

Thought I would list the places you can see wolves, as well as places that rescue/care for/ help wolves. Enjoy. If you find any more, I`ll just add it to the list :mrgreen:

NOTE the ones with a ??? are sites that I`m not 100% certain about.


MAIN WOLF CENTRES/SANCTUARIES

Wolf Conservation Centre
The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC), founded in 1999 by Hélène Grimaud, is a private, not-for-profit environmental education organization located in South Salem, NY. The WCC’s mission is to promote wolf conservation by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting their future. The WCC accomplishes this mission through onsite and offsite education programs emphasizing wolf biology, the ecological benefits of wolves and other large predators, and the current status of wolf recovery in the United States.
www.nywolf.org

Wolves of Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary
We are a nonprofit registered charity in Montgomery Texas, run by volunteers, created to provide a permanent home where wild and captive born wolves and wolf-dogs may live out the rest of their natural lives safely and comfortably with loving care and attention. These are non-releasable animals that have suffered much and deserve a stable and loving environment.
http://www.saintfrancissanctuary.org/

Wolf Mountain Sanctuary
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the preservation, protection and proper management of wolves in the wild and in captivity.
Our purpose and ultimate goal is to save these great noble animals from extinction.
http://www.wolfmountain.com/

Shy Wolf Sanctuary
To provide sanctuary for exotic animals in need of rescue and refuge, while screening and re-homing those better suited to family life.
To educate the global community about the needs of these animals, how they come to be in rescue, and the role and importance of their wild counterparts in order to create empathy and understanding of the lessons they have to teach, and how each person can make a difference in the world around us.
http://www.shywolfsanctuary.com/

International Wolf Center
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.
http://www.wolf.org/wolves/index.asp

Wolf Education rsearch Center (WERC)
Was formally the home of the Sawtooth Pack featured on Living with Wolves. The center hosts internships, education programs and has recently rescued a pack of captive wolves.
http://www.wolfcenter.org/default.asp

Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre
the pack - Smudge and Citka, the Alpha pair, and their siblings and offspring, - roams freely in a 15 acre enclosure, one of the largest of its kind in the world. The Wolf Centre contains numerous exhibits, a small cinema/classroom, a retail area featuring a wide selection of wolf related books, tapes and graphics as well as a large indoor observatory overlooking the feeding area within the wolf compound. An annual themed exhibit is open to the public during the summer
http://www.haliburtonforest.com/wolf.html

Wolf Haven International
We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is "working for wolf conservation" by: protecting our wild wolves; providing sanctuary for captive-born wolves; promoting wolf restoration in historic ranges; and educating the public on the value of all wildlife.
http://www.wolfhaven.org/index.php

Wolf Park
Wolf Park is a nonprofit education and research facility which was established in 1972 by Dr. Erich Klinghammer. Along with research and seminars on wolf behavior, particularly reproductive and inter-pack social behavior, Wolf Park provides interpretive programs to school groups throughout the year by prearrangement. We are also open to the general public from May through November and Saturday evening for Howl Nights. The park is home to several packs of gray wolves, plus foxes and bison. We are incorporated under the North American Wildlife Park Foundation, Inc. which is located in the small town of Battle Ground, Indiana.
http://www.wolfpark.org/

California Wolf Center
The California Wolf Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit education center committed to increasing public awareness and understanding of the importance of all wildlife by focusing on the history, biology, behavior, and ecology of the gray wolf.
http://www.californiawolfcenter.org/

Northern Lights Wolf Center-???
WOLF EDUCATION & AWARENESS
Located in the Canadian Rockies, Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre promotes wolf and bear conservation through public education.
http://www.northernlightswildlife.com/

Wild Canid Survival and Research Center
The Wild Canid Survival and Research Center (WCSRC), popularly known as the Wolf Sanctuary, was founded in 1971 by noted naturalist Dr. Marlin Perkins, his wife Carol, and a group of individuals concerned about the plight of canids. It is a private, nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of the wolf and other endangered canids through education, research and captive breeding.
http://www.wildcanidcenter.org/

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary-???
Located in the high-desert country of Candy Kitchen, New Mexico, Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary provides a permanent home to over fifty wolves and wolf-dogs. Our mission is three-fold: to educate the public, to rescue abused and abandoned captive-bred wolves and wolf-dogs and to provide our residents with permanent, safe Sanctuary
http://www.wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org/

Mission Wolf-???
Mission:Wolf is a peaceful wolf sanctuary located in the remote mountains of Colorado. Many people who visit the sanctuary are astounded by how far removed we are from civilization. This comes from the desire to provide our resident wolves with the most peaceful life as possible. We have large fenced-in areas for the wolves to call home. We experience the tragedy that results when wolves are confined to captivity; therefore we discourage the keeping of wolves as pets.
http://www.missionwolf.com/

Wolf Hollow
Wolf Hollow is a non-profit organization established in 1990 to teach people about the importance of the wolf in the wild. Wolf Hollow offers a unique opportunity to view gray wolves in as natural a setting as possible. Come see how they interact with their pack members and live in a social unit very similar to human families
http://www.wolfhollowipswich.org/

UK Wolf Conservation Trust
We're a non-profit organisation created to promote
wolf conservation through education.
The site says you need to be a memember and book an appointment to actually be one on one with wolves.
http://www.ukwolf.org/?PHPSESSID=dd3sh4 ... leh2819eg5

Omega Parc (Quebec)
This is kind of like a North American African Lion Safari...you stay in your car while animals walk around you. Theres a rope bridge walk across a wolf exhibit. Last time I was there we played 'tag'. I would run up and down the bridge while the wolves would run following my shadow, they kept whinning and whimpering whenever I ran out of breath XD
They have arctic wolves and grey wolves. You do not need to know French to drive through....
http://www.parc-omega.com/

The Wildlife Science Center
The Wildlife Science Center is an independent non-profit organization located 30 minutes north of the Twin Cities. WSC was established as a non-profit organization in 1991 after a 15-year history as a federally-funded wolf research center, the "Wolf Project." When the federal funds ended, some of the existing staff chose to assume financial responsibility for the 30+ wolves living here at the time.
NOTE this is (I think) the same placed that hosted Growing Up Wolf and Growing up Black Bear...
http://www.wildlifesciencecenter.org/


FACILITIES WITH WOLVES - NORTH AMERICA
FACILITIES WITH GREY WOLVES

Facility Location
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Green Bay., WI
Binghampton Zoo at Ross Park Binghampton, NY
Bowmanville Zoological Park Bowmanville, Ontario
Bramble Park Zoo Watertown, SD
Burnet Park Zoo Syracuse, NY
Calgary Zoo Calgary, Alberta
Children's Zoo at Celebration Square Saginaw, MI
Cleveland Metroparks Zoological Cleveland, OH
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center Divide, CO
Columbus Zoological Gardens Powell, OH
Como Zoological Gardens St. Paul, MN
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoological Gardens Bridgeport, CT
Dakota Zoo Bismarck, ND
Denver Zoological Gardens Denver, CO
pigeon Park Zoo Springfield, MO
Elmwood Park Zoo Norristown, PA
Greater Vancouver Zoo Vancouver, British Columbia
Jardin Zoologique du Quebec Charlesbourg, Quebec
Lakota Wolf Preserve, NJ
Lehigh Valley Zoo Schnecksville, PA
Lincoln Park, Chicago
Magnetic Hill Zoo Moncton, New Brunsvick
Mesker Park Zoo Evansville, IN
Memphis Zoo, Memphis
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens Milwaukee, WI
Minnesota Zoological Garden Apple Valley, MN
Moonridge Animal Park Big Bear Lake, CA
Niabi Zoo Coal Valley, IL
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Eatonville, WA
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo Omaha, NE
Parque Safari Hemmingford, Quebec
Potter Park Zoo Lansing, MI
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure Salina,KS
Roosevelt Park Zoo Minot, ND
San Diego Zoological Gardens San Diego, CA
Scoville Children's Zoo DeCatur, IL
Seneca Park Zoo Rochester, NY
Thompson Park Conservancy Watertown, NY
Toledo Zoo Toledo, OH
Toronto Zoo, Ontario, Canada.
Turtle Back Zoo West Orange, NJ
Utah's Hogle Park Zoo Salt Lake City, UT
Oregon Zoo Portland, OR
Utica Zoo Utica, NY
Valley Zoo Edmonton, Alberta
Wildlife Safarie Inc. Winston, OR
Wildlife Science Center Forest Lake, MN
Wolf Haven International Tenio, WA
Wolf Park Battle Ground, IN
Woodland Park Zoo Seattle, WA
ZooAmerica Hershey, PA
Zoo Montana Billings, MT
Zoo Sauvage de St. Felicien St. Felicien, Quebec
Zoo World Panama City Beach, FL

FACILITIES WITH MEXICAN WOLVES

Facility Location
Alameda Park Zoo Alamogordo, NM
Albuquerque Biological Park Albuquerque, NM
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Tucson, AZ
Africam Safari Puebla, Mexico
Binder Park Zoo Battle Creek, MI
Brookfield Zoo Chicago, IL
California Wolf Center Julian, CA
Centro Ecologico De Sonora Sonora, Mexico
Cheyenne Mt. Zoological Park Colorado Springs, CO
Cincinnati Zoological Garden Cincinnati, OH
Columbus Zoological Gardens Powell, OH
Dakota Zoo Bismarck, ND
El Paso Zoo El Paso, TX
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Glen Rose, TX
Heritage Park Zoo Prescott, AZ
Hillcrest Park Zoo Clovis, NM
Ladder Ranch Caballo, NM
La Reserva de la Biospera "La Michilia" Durango, Mexico
The Living Desert Palm Desert, CA
Living Desert State Park Carlsbad, NM
Minnesota Zoological Gardens Apple Valley, MN
Navajo Nation Zoological Park Window Rock, AZ
Parque Zoologico de San Juan de Aragon Mexico City, Mexico
Parque Zoologico de Leon Leon, Mexico
Parque Zoologico del Pueblo Netzahualcoyoti, Mexico
Phoenix Zoo Phoenix, AZ
Rancho "La Mesa" Leon, Mexico
Rancho "Los Encinos" Chihuahua, Mexico
San Cayetano Wildlife Facility Mexico
Sedgwick County Zoo Wichita, KS
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Soccoro, NM
Smithsonian National Zoological Park Washington, D.C.
Southwest Wildlife Rehab. & Education Foundation Scottsdale, AZ
Stone Memorial Zoo Boston, MA
Utica Zoo Utica, NY
Wild Canid Survival & Research Ctr. Eureka, MO
Wildlife Science Center Forest Lake, MN
Wildlife West Nature Park Edgewood, NM
Wolf Conservation Center South Salem, NY
Wolf Haven International Tenio, WA
Zoologico de Chapultepec Mexico City, Mexico
Zoologico de la Pastora Monterrey, Mexico
Zoologico de Tamatan Victoria, Mexico
Zoologico de Guadalajara Guadalajara, Mexico
Zoologico Los Coyotes Mexico City, Mexico
Zoologico de Zacango Toluca, Mexico

FACILITIES WITH RED WOLVES

Facility Location
Alexandria Zoological Park Alexandria, LA
Alligator River NWR Manteo, NC
Brevard Zoo Melbourne, FL
Cape Romain NWR Awenda, SC
Chaffee Zoological Gardens Fresno, CA
Chattanooga Nature Center Chattanooga, TN
Chehaw Wild Animal Park Albany, GA
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Bridgeport, CT
Dan Nicholas Nature Center Salisbury, MD
Fort Worth Zoological Park Ft. Worth, TX
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Glen Rose, TX
Great Plains Zoo Sioux Falls, SD
Henson Robinson Zoo Springfield, IL
Jackson Zoological Park Jackson, MS
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens Jacksonville, FL
Knoxville Zoological Gardens Knoxville, TN
Land Between the Lakes Golden Pond, KY
Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago, IL
Mill Mountain Zoo Roanoke, VA
Miller Park Zoo Bloomington, IL
NEW Zoo Green Bay, WI
Niabi Zoo Coal Valley, IL
North Carolina Museum of Life & Science Durham, NC
North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
North Carolina Zoological Park Asheboro, NC
Oglebay's Good Children's Zoo Wheeling, WV
Oklahoma City Zoological Park Oklahoma City, OK
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Tacoma, WA
Roger Williams Park Zoo Providence, RI
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park Syracuse, NY
Salisbury Zoological Park Salisbury, MD
St. Vincent Island NWR Apalachicola, FL
Tallahassee Museum of Natural History Tallahassee, FL
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo Tampa, FL
Texas Zoo Victoria, TX
Trevor Zoo Millbrook, NY
Virginia Living Museum Newport News, VA
Western NC Nature Center Asheville, NC
Wild Canid Survival & Research Center Eureka, MO
Wildlife Science Center Forest Lake, MN
Wolf Conservation Center South Salem, NY
Wolf Haven International Tenino, WA


FACILITIES WITH WOLVES - EUROPE
Iberian Wolf Recovery Center, PT
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Re: The Big Wolf Centre/Sanctuary List

Post by Cerbolt » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:30 pm

=O
Ontario has one! I must go there.
Thanks Pawnee for posting this!

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Post by BluStorm » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:19 am

they Columbus Zoo also has Gray/Timber wolves not just mexican

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Post by Hiedidog » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:28 am

The nearest one to me is four hours away. I think I can take it with some convincing.

Thanks for posting this Pawnee! I find it really helpful. (^-^)
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Post by lindsjo » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:06 am

i nearst one to me is columbus i love it :D :D :D :D

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Post by Lavawnder » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:31 am

thanks for the list, pawnee! there are about 3 places that are sort of near where i live. i might be able to go there for vacation. many, many thanks, pawnee!
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Post by Tally » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:33 pm

Thank you very much for the wonderful list! I've been to several zoos with wolves, but every time the exhibit has been closed for one reason or another. Meh. Anyway, thanks for the web sites too!

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Post by pawnee » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:59 am

Tally wrote:Thank you very much for the wonderful list! I've been to several zoos with wolves, but every time the exhibit has been closed for one reason or another. Meh. Anyway, thanks for the web sites too!
I know on some zoo wbesites you can view which animals are off display. This way it will save you time :mrgreen:
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Post by Jetness » Sun May 03, 2009 11:56 am

Here is one in france:

http://www.loupsdugevaudan.com/www.loup ... index.html

I went there on my holiday. It was very good
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Post by pawnee » Sun May 03, 2009 9:12 pm

thanks! do you know if they have an english translation site? :mrgreen:
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Post by Jetness » Mon May 04, 2009 3:42 am

No sorry, But with google you can translate it...
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Post by Blightwolf » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:57 am

Thank you, pawnee. Although most of them is a list of wolf places in US and South America... but doing a global list would probably be horribly a lot of work. I could help by finding some links to European wolf parks, centres and sanctuaries when I have more time to do research.
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Post by pawnee » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:36 am

I found the UK wolf trust...Their is one in Bulgaria or similiar but I have yet to find a site....lemme go searching...

EDIT

okay, found some more but I'm not sure if all of them are translation-able....anyways I added them to the bottom undet the big EDIT thing.
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Post by Jetness » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:43 am

Pawnee, I have managed to translate that page on Les Loups du Gévaudan:

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate ... 2%26sa%3DX
maybe if you give me that link I could translate that page for you? I have a fast way.
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Post by pawnee » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:55 am

awesomeness! I have to find the french page agian...

NOTE the last two links (I believe?) DO NOT have captive wolves at their centres....
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