Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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  • Tags: Wolf Park - Admission Prices

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A memory submitted by Leora (Hoge) Duncan, a relative (second cousin once removed) of Jack Lynch. She visited the wolf farm in August 1968 when she was 10 years old.
Date: May 5, 2014 to May 20, 2015

An interview with Rob Paul who worked for Jack Lynch for two summers in the mid-1960s.
Date: July 13, 2014

This excerpt describes the "Lobo Wolf Pens" where visitors can see the dangerous, untamable, and often cannibalistic lobo wolves. The park is open daily and admission is 25 cents for adults and 15 cents for children.
Date: December 1940

This excerpt describes Raven Bear (a member of the Crow Nation) and his grandson's visit to the wolf park on the Olympic peninsula, where the remnants of the Great Plains wolf "Canis lupus nubilus" were said to be kept. Raven Bear says that the wolves were in small pens and looked like they were…
Date: 1978

This advertisement for "The McCleery Wolf Exhibit" is printed on a page devoted to the upcoming football game of the Kane High Wolves versus the Johnsonburg Johnnies. It lists the admission price of 15 cents for children (aged 10 and under) and 25 cents for everyone else, and includes a photo of…
Date: October 8, 1932

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 (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 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 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 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 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 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 scenic routes in Pennsylvania between Pittsburgh and Warren. Route 6 is part of the route suggested for return, and Dr. McCleery's wolf park - where the only lobo wolves in the country can be seen "for a small admission charge" - is mentioned as a possible stop.
Date: September 12, 1931

The "Travel" section of this article describes the "Lobo Wolf Park" and its collection of various types of wolves, business hours, feeding times, and admission prices.
Date: April 1970