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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A wolf head taxidermy of one of Dr. McCleery's wolves. This taxidermy is on display at the Kane Area High School in Kane, PA. This wolf head was donated to the Kane Area High School by John and Mike Lorenzo (great nephews of Mr. Earl Jones). The case and plaque were donated by the class of 1996. A…

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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

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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

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This sign is on display in the history classroom 216 at the Kane Area High School in Kane, PA. The following inscription is painted on the sign in the lower left-hand corner:

S. B. (Small Willow)
D. G. (White Water)
J. S.
g (?)

A transcription of the sign can be found below.

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This sign used to hang on the wolf pens at Dr. McCleery's wolf park.

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Lou Widmer found this sign around 1975 when he slipped on it in the woods by the wolf park archway.

There are many bullet holes in this sign. The sign reads:

THE ONLY LOBO WOLVES IN THE WORLD
KANE, PENNA
ON ROUTE US 6

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This photograph depicts three young boys (Ricky Shaw, Robbie Shaw, and Eddie Beckwith) standing in front of the large wolf-shaped sign that reads "LOBO WOLVES" which stood at the entrance to the lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA.
Date: July 1970

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

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

This excerpt describes the birth, marriage, and death (where available) dates of Mary Nourse Byham, her husband Dr. E. H. McCleery (the name is misspelled as "McCleary" in the book), and their three children. Dr. McCleery's birth date is incorrectly given as Jan. 26, 1867 - his actual birth date is…
Date: 1925

This excerpt covers the section of the book called "The Wolf." It contains two photos - one credited to "E. H. McCleery" and captioned "Wolves, seldom seen now, once ranged over many parts of North America." The other is credited to "Leonard K. Beyer" and is captioned "A captive wolf." Presumably,…
Date: 1986

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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