Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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  • Tags: Wolf Park - Adopt-a-Wolf Program

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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

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 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 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 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 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

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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