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International Wolf Center, Ely

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PLEASE remember to be respectful to others, or your comments will be removed. We welcome an open discussion about wolves and wildlands.

Our response to controversies as they arise is to provide information that helps people to make their own informed decisions. We pledge to educate the public by offering the most up-to-date, accurate wolf information possible.

Education may not translate into immediate action, but it does result in reevaluation and change. As people gain knowledge and appreciation of wolves and their place as predators in the ecosystem, they can become concerned about wolf survival and recovery. Decades of research have unveiled multitudes of facts about this species. That research, used in public education, has motivated people to help and to allow wolves to begin reclaiming small portions of their former habitat.

Wolf educators are challenged to deal with complex issues: reintroduction of the species into Yellowstone, population control in Alaska and Canada, bounties, livestock depredation, the tragedy of a pet wolf-dog hybrid’s attack on a child. Each is more sensational, more conducive to emotionalism, more provocative to the media than the last.

We who want knowledge about wolves need clear, thoughtful presentation of the facts and issues involved. That is exactly what the International Wolf Center seeks to provide. The study of wolf survival continues to include the study of human tolerance. It is hard for people to tolerate or to respect what they are raised to fear. The wolf problem is a people problem. We need everyone’s help to solve it.
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  • The International Wolf Center is truly a wonderful and informative experience. Not only can you observe wolves from a comfortable indoor seating area (which is surreal and worth the admission itself),...  more »
  • My wife and I visited here as a time filler as we had a little extra time one day. Interesting place, we learned a bit & mostly enjoyed our time here.  more »
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  • Great educational place. Very cool to see wolves up close and personal. They we're fed while we were there and tearing the meat apart.... awesome! My boys, 5 and 13 loved it. Gift center. RR we're clean and spacious. Nice and helpful staff. Lots of wolves, we saw at least 8. Interactive educational info too, and a small kids indoor play/fun area.
  • Absolutely amazing!! Wolves are one of my favorite creatures and being able to see them up close and learn more about them was time to remember! We went to the "Whats for Dinner" show and we're able to learn about wolves eating habits and then watch them eat! Super educational! It's was fun to see the wolves interact with each other! Would go again!

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