Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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  • Tags: McCleery's Wolves - Diet

Carolyn-Hedlund-The Wolf- A Man's Hobby by Volney F. Dunbar.pdf
This book by Volney F. Dunbar, who was an employee at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf farm, answers questions from visitors and was written with permission from Dr. McCleery.

The book addresses the care of the wolves, their history, their habits, details of how the park is run, and provides anecdotes…
Date: 1932

This article describes Dr. McCleery's pack of the last of the lobo wolves, of which he usually maintains about 60. An anecdote is given of Dr. McCleery's interaction with wolves about 30 years previous. He was traveling the West and observed a pair of wolf pups devour animal bones without…
Date: August 1939

This article reports that the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks has denied Jack Lynch permission to pick up roadkill to feed his wolves. At the time of writing, Lynch has about 100 wolves, each of whom eats 35-40 pounds of meat per week. A photo is included of Lynch and a buffalo wolf…
Date: February 1981, probably a day or two before the 18th

This humorous article describes Dr. E. H. McCleery's hobby of raising a pack of lobo wolves, the history of the wolf pack (Dr. McCleery first became interested in wolves on a big game hunt before 1900 with the late J. P. Morgan), the psychology of the wolves, the culling of the wolf pack (Dr.…
Date: February/March 1950

This article profiles Jack Lynch, a man in his early 40s, and his work to ensure that the last of the "lobo" or "buffalo" wolves - Canis lupus nubilus - does not become extinct. Zoologists claim that Lynch's wolves are not a separate species, and that "lobo" is simply a colloquial Spanish term for…
Date: January 15, 1966

This article reports on the deplorable conditions of "Lobo Land," run by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lynch, who purportedly have seven subspecies of wolves at the park including the last of the plains wolf. Dr. Eaton reports that during his visit to Lobo Land on August 17, 1973 he was unattended and observed…
Date: February 1974

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

This article, written for children, profiles Jack Lynch who cares for a pack of 80 of the last of the lobo (or buffalo) wolves, which are larger than most wolves. Lynch first read about the wolves in 1961 and purchased them from the aging Dr. E. H. McCleery who had saved the original 25 lobo wolves…
Date: April 1980

This article describes how Dr. E. H. McCleery became interested in wolves and how he began his wolf pack. The article mentions Dr. McCleery's wolf-feeding practices and his highly successful taming program. At 92 years old, Dr. McCleery is greatly concerned with the future of his wolves, but will…
Date: Autumn 1960

This article reports that Dr. E. H. McCleery has purchased 25 acres of land from the Kane Estate. In the early spring, he will move his wolf pack to this new location along the Roosevelt Highway, midway between Kane and Mt. Jewett, in the hopes of attracting more tourists to help fund the project.…
Date: November 3, 1928

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

This article describes Jack Lynch, his partner Mary Wheeler, and their work with wolves. At the time of writing, Lynch had 125 wolves representing six subspecies (72 of which are buffalo wolves). It reports that the buffalo wolves can reach up to 200 pounds and seven feet in length. Lynch has…
Date: December 13, 1979

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 describes how Dr. E. H. McCleery became interested in wolves, beginning with an account of Theodore Roosevelt's speech to the Princeton Gun Club (of which McCleery was president) which inspired him to travel to the Yukon where he encountered his first wild wolf. Since then, the United…
Date: March 1958

This article reports on the great honor of Governor David Lawrence's message commending community efforts for industry and tourism involving Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolves. The McCleery wolf pack was not initially intended to become a tourist attraction, but Dr. McCleery began charging admission to…
Date: February 20, 1962

This article details the characteristics and behaviors of Dr. E. H. McCleery’s lobo wolves and how they differ from timber wolves. The leaflet written by Dr. McCleery is quoted. When the article was written, Dr. McCleery had 39 lobo wolves, and attacks by them had sent him to the hospital three…
Date: September 5, 1948

This article describes how Dr. E. H. McCleery became interested in wolves and how he began his wolf pack. The article mentions Dr. McCleery's wolf-feeding practices and his highly successful taming program. At almost 90 years old, Dr. McCleery is greatly concerned with the future of his wolves, but…
Date: October 1960

This article describes Dr. E. H. McCleery’s relationship with his wolves, the diet of his wolves, how his wolf pups are raised, and how his wolves behave towards McCleery’s chickens and ducks. The article also describes the maternal behavior of female wolves and the relative intelligence of…
Date: June 5, 1927

thelonekiller-watermarked.pdf
This book by Dr. E. H. McCleery describes the different subspecies of wolves, the psychology of his wolves, and provides anecdotes of the pack. It completely covers the time at the Kane wolf park, and a short amount of time at the Route 6 wolf park. The poem on the last page was written by the Kane…
Date: 1929

wolfmanwolfwish.jpg
This documentary profiles Jack Lynch and Mary Wheeler and their work to breed and preserve the last of the buffalo wolves - Canis lupus nubilus - which were exterminated in the wild by 1931. The ancestors of their wolves came from the eastern part of Montana to the Dakota territory.

The Lynches'…
Date: 1987