Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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  • Tags: The 1980s

A memory submitted by Elliott Dushkin about his and his wife's (Carolyn Dushkin's) correspondence with Jack and Mary Lynch over the course of several years, starting in the late 1980s.
Date: September 29, 2015

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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 a wolf at Jack Lynch's "Loboland USA" buffalo wolf preserve, located in Gardiner, WA.
Date: April 5, 1980

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This photograph depicts the Kane Wolves football team in 1928 outside of the old Kane, PA high school on Chestnut Street. Two of the team members are holding two live young wolves.

This particular scan is from a Kane-specific 1988 calendar (this was the August picture) so it may have been…
Date: Photographed in 1928 and reprinted as a calendar image in 1988

This excerpt describes the "Chico Wolf" which was killed by a vehicle near Yellowstone National Park (and near Jack Lynch's wolf preserve) in 1988. It was suspected that the wolf had escaped from Jack's preserve, but Jack denied this, and the wolf did not have any of the identification tattoos…
Date: 2008

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 article profiles Jack Lynch (65 years old) and his wife Mary (57 years old) and their work with wolves, of which they currently own 85. Most of them are buffalo wolves, of which Lynch has nurtured three generations over the past 27 years. The Lynches also have nine dogs, nine cats, eight goats,…
Date: June 27, 1988

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 reports that Jack Lynch (age 57) and Mary Wheeler (age 52) are moving the wolves in their care to a 160-acre lot which they have recently purchased in the Gallatin Range, Montana. One of Lynch's reasons for the move is that Montana is the wolves' natural range and they will lose…
Date: October 19, 1980

A letter from Richard Coleman, editor of the Kane Republican, to Jack and Mary Lynch (he got their address from their friend Jim Sirianni). Coleman mentions that each year, the Kane Republican distributes a calendar featuring a local picture to its customers. The most popular calendar featured Dr.…
Date: December 8, 1986

This article appears in the sensational tabloid the Weekly World News. It profiles Jack Lynch (57 years old), who owns a 250-acre preserve in Emigrant, MT for his buffalo wolves. The wolves are reported to weigh up to 200 pounds each. Lynch raises cattle to feed them, and spends an additional $552…
Date: March 30, 1982

This article reports that Jack Lynch has moved the wolf park from Gardiner, WA to Livingston, MT. Lynch stopped soliciting visitors to "Loboland" a couple of years ago, having never gotten many in the first place, and that an "adopt a wolf" program was started to help fund the wolves. The Gardiner…
Date: September 10, 1981

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

Letter from Jack Lynch to the editor of the Kane Republican. Lynch has enclosed a newspaper clipping regarding Ed. A. Andrews, a self-proclaimed wolf expert who visited Kane in the spring of 1979, falsely claiming to represent the Dr. E. H. McCleery Lobo Wolf Foundation and making untrue statements…
Date: January 5, 1980

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

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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