Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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  • Tags: Location - Gardiner, WA

This article reports that Jack Lynch (54 years old) started an "Adopt-a-Wolf" program to help fund care of his wolves. For $20, an adopter will get their name on a plaque on a wolf pen, receive unlimited visiting privileges, a color photo of their adopted wolf, and a brochure. Since starting the…
Date: January 11, 1978

This article reports that Jack Lynch, who claims he can no longer afford to keep the 72 wolves in his care, has asked for state aid. During the 1980 Washington Legislature session, a proposal to appropriate $50,000 for a buffalo wolf preserve in Eastern Washington was included in a supplemental…
Date: March 14, 1980

This article reports that Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lynch run a 40-acre wolf preserve on Washington's Olympic Peninsula where lobo wolves are kept in 40-by-80-foot pens in the woods. The history of the lobo wolf and the park are described, as is the move to Washington, during which 20 wolves were flown to…
Date: June 24, 1972

This article reports that Jack Lynch is opposed to plans for development near his wolf park (which is referred to as the "Pacific Wolf Preserve") because sewage and water lines would mean higher tax levies which Lynch cannot afford. He has tried to get fellow landowners to oppose the plans.…
Date: December 7, 1978

This article reports that Jack and Margie Lynch care for more than 100 wolves on a 40-acre preserve on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. They keep lobo wolves and six other subspecies, and their goals are to save the lobo wolf from extinction, research the wolves, and educate the public about them.…
Date: August 21, 1975

An interview with Dr. Randall L. Eaton regarding his 1974 Pacific Search Press article "The Lonely Plight of the Lobo Wolves."
Date: November 25, 2013

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This photograph depicts Jack Lynch being kissed by a wolf at Jack Lynch's "Loboland USA" buffalo wolf preserve, located in Gardiner, WA. A wolf in a neighboring pen can be seen in the distance.
Date: April 5, 1980

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This photograph depicts at least seven wolves and Jack Lynch at his "Loboland USA" wolf park in Gardiner, WA. This photograph has "June 1974" written on the back, so I assume it was taken in June 1974 and developed in January 1975.
Date: June 1974

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This photograph depicts Jack Lynch in the back of his truck with chicken necks to feed the wolves at his buffalo wolf preserve, located in Gardiner, WA.
Date: Between 1977 and 1979

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This photograph depicts John Holland (a member of the board of the Dr. E. H. McCleery Buffalo Wolf Foundation) with the wolf named Idiot Elliot on his back at Jack Lynch's buffalo wolf preserve, located in Gardiner, WA.
Date: Between 1977 and 1979

This article profiles Jack Lynch (54 years old), the keeper of the last of the lobo wolves, of which he currently owns 72. He has an additional 26 wolves of five other subspecies. Lynch describes the lobo subspecies as Canis lupus nubilus, whose historic range overlapped with Canis lupus irremotus,…
Date: November 5, 1979

Letter from Jack Lynch to the editorial staff of the Kane Republican. Lynch recently learned Edward Andrews' visit to Kane earlier this year, during which time he claimed to represent the Dr. E. H. McCleery Lobo Wolf Foundation. Andrews stole slides and tape-recordings from Lynch's home in Gardiner,…
Date: December 28, 1979

Letter from Marjorie "Margie" Lynch to the Kane Republican and the people of Kane, written on stationary from Port Angeles Motor Inn. Marjorie implores the Kane people to do all they can to bring the wolves back to Kane and expresses sorrow for moving them to Gardiner, saying she knows Jack is sorry…
Date: March 5, 1980

This article reports that Bil Gilbert has earned his third Penney-Missouri Magazine Award. Gilbert's most recent article appears in the same issue and profiles Jack Lynch and his work with buffalo wolves. Gilbert greatly admires Lynch, and this article offers an additional anecdote from Gilbert's…
Date: November 5, 1979

This article reports that the lobo wolves, which are being moved from near Kane to Washington state, were in Montana last night. Jack Lynch (owner of the wolves) and John Shetler of Mt. Jewett are conducting the move of the 52 wolves and one mountain lion. They expect to reach their destination by…
Date: February 19, 1972

This poem was inspired by Lobo Land in Gardiner, WA and incorporates a description of the wolves as the author perceived them.
Date: 1977

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This photograph depicts Marjorie "Margie" Lynch feeding the year-old wolves at Jack Lynch's "Loboland USA" buffalo wolf preserve, located in Gardiner, WA.
Date: October 29, 1978

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This photograph depicts Mary Wheeler with a wolf pup at Jack Lynch's buffalo wolf preserve, located in Gardiner, WA. The wolf-shaped sign at the entrance of the park is visible in the distance.
Date: Between 1977 and 1979

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This photograph depicts Mary Wheeler holding a wolf pup at Jack Lynch's buffalo wolf preserve, located in Gardiner, WA. The wolf-shaped sign at the entrance of the park is visible in the distance.
Date: Between 1977 and 1979

A memory submitted by Dr. Jack Thornton, a retired veterinarian and former owner of Blue Mountain Animal Clinic in Port Angeles, WA regarding his experiences volunteering his veterinary services for Jack Lynch in Gardiner, WA. The initial interview was conducted by Kirsten Canfield over the phone.…
Date: March 4, 2014