Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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A wolf head taxidermy of Dr. McCleery's wolf named Achilles. This taxidermy is on display at the Kane Area High School in Kane, PA. Achilles was donated to the Kane Area High School by the Jones family. The case and plaque were donated by the class of 2007. A transcription of the plaque can be found…
Date: 1954

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Around 1947 or 1948, this sign was located along Route 14, about halfway between Montour Falls, NY and Watkins Glen, NY on the left hand side of the road.

This sign was hit by a bullet but the bullet did not puncture the sign. The sign reads:

THE ONLY LOBO WOLVES IN THE WORLD
KANE, PENNA
ON…

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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

This excerpt describes two visits by the authors to Dr. McCleery's wolf park, probably in the 1940s.
Date: 1950

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Affidavit of Earl Jones, who claims that he was one of four men attacked by a female lobo wolf named Timberline as the men tried to secure her pups, and that the men protected themselves with pitchforks.
Date: January 21, 1932

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Affidavit of Robert Jones, who claims that during his time as superintendant of the McCleery wolf pack, he was attacked, threatened, and bitten by lobo wolves. Jones claims that on one occasion, two arctic wolves named Boreas and Dianna teamed up to attack him when he and Dr. McCleery attempted to…
Date: January 21, 1932

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Affidavit of Robert Jones, who claims that he and Evan Gustafson, an employee at the wolf farm, entered Dr. McCleery’s wolf yard and witnessed two wolves kill each other, and that the surviving wolf then tore Gustafson’s hat. Jones also claims that on another occasion, he witnessed a wolf tear…
Date: January 21, 1932

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Affidavit of Robert Jones, who claims he witnessed a male lobo wolf named Achilles attacking Dr. McCleery, and that Achilles lacerated Jones’s hand. Jones also claims that on another occasion, he witnessed a lobo and a white arctic wolf attacking Dr. McCleery who struck them with a two by four to…
Date: January 21, 1932

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Affidavit of Mrs. A. E. Carson, who claims she entered an enclosure of Dr. McCleery's wolf pens, not knowing that a male lobo wolf was inside. The wolf attempted to attack her, but Dr. McCleery countered the wolf’s charges.
Date: January 20, 1932

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Affidavit of Dr. E. H. McCleery, who claims he has been attacked multiple times by lobo wolves throughout the eleven years he has been training them, and that his left hand is currently in splints from a wolf bite.
Date: January 21, 1932

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Affidavit of Elmer Jones, who claims that he was one of four men attacked by a female lobo wolf named Timberline as the men tried to secure her pups, and that the men protected themselves with pitchforks.
Date: January 21, 1932

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Affidavit of Clarence Johnson, who claims that he was one of four men attacked by a female lobo wolf named Timberline as the men tried to secure her pups, and that the men protected themselves with pitchforks.
Date: January 21, 1932

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Affidavit of Myrtle Jarensky, secretary at the wolf farm, who claims she witnessed a female lobo wolf attacking Dr. McCleery, who warded her off with a bucket and gas pipe. Jarensky also claims that on another occasion, a female lobo wolf tore her sleeve before Dr. McCleery struck the wolf to…
Date: January 21, 1932

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Affidavit of Volney F. Dunbar, manager at the wolf farm, who claims that, upon assisting in securing two liters of wolf pups, most of the wolves showed aggression towards him, but that upon returning the pups, the wolves appeared to have forgiven him. Dunbar also claims that on another occasion, a…
Date: January 21, 1932

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Affidavit of R. Marshall, who claims that during his time as superintendent of the Sheridan, Wyoming zoo, he was attacked on several occasions by the zoo’s lobo wolves.
Date: February 2, 1932

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Affidavit of Harry McGowan, who claims that he entered Dr. McCleery’s wolf yard and tried to secure a ball that fell near a male lobo wolf. McGowan claims that the wolf caught his clothes and threatened him until Earl Jones distracted the wolf so they could escape.
Date: February 16, 1932

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Affidavit of Mrs. Mabel Kidd, who claims that, upon putting her hand through the fence that confined Dr. McCleery’s wolves, a male wolf severely bit her arm. Kidd claims that the wolf did not let go until Dr. McCleery pried his jaws apart.
Date: February 20, 1932

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This document appears to have been written by Dr. McCleery, in which he describes himself and his work with wolves. I am uncertain of the circumstances under which this document was created. My best guess is that it may have been written for the benefit of the Kane Republican because it was in a box…
Date: May 1949

This chronological review of 1932 events in Kane includes a blurb recounting a January 21, 1932 article about an operation performed on Dr. McCleery's left hand by Dr. Evan O'Neill Kane following a wolf bite. Partial text of the article (everything relevant to Dr. McCleery) is quoted below.
Date: January 2, 1933

This article describes three fires breaking out within 24 hours, one of which occurred in the tea room at Dr. McCleery's wolf park causing $200 worth of damage. Partial text of the article (everything relevant to Dr. McCleery) is quoted below.
Date: February 9, 1933