Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

The Only Buffalo Wolves In The World [Leaflet]


This leaflet was distributed to visitors at the Pacific Wolf Preserve in Gardiner, Washington, run by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lynch. It describes buffalo wolves (Canis lupus nubilus) in general and the history of the pack and the Dr. E. H. McCleery Lobo Wolf Foundation. The leaflet describes the financial needs of the foundation to pay for food, medical supplies, and fencing, as well as to fund the goals to establish a utility building, visitor reception center, veterinary clinic, and a second preserve, and to eventually reintroduce the wolves. At the time of writing, the park had six or seven (both are stated) subspecies of wolves including nubilus and over 100 wolves altogether.

The Preserve is located at mile 276 along U.S. Highway 101 in Gardiner. The tour takes about 45 minutes and photos are encouraged. For donors who send $25 or more, the leaflet offers limited edition prints of an oil painting created for the Foundation by Edward J. Bierly.

I believe this leaflet was published between 1975 and 1977. One of the companies credited in the leaflet was founded in January 1975. The Adopt-a-Wolf program began in December 1977 and I believe the program would have been mentioned in this leaflet if it had existed at the time.


McCleery Wolf Foundation (Jack Lynch), and Lobo Wolf Park, 1940-1981, Box 2, Folders 19-21, Neal L. Blair papers, 1869-1987, Collection Number 10483, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.



Between 1975 and 1977


This particular leaflet is owned by the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming and is located in the Neal L. Blair Papers, 1869-1987, Box 2, Folders 19-21.

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