About This Digital Archive

The Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive is a digital memory project and archive which preserves the story of Dr. McCleery and his successors' work with wolves; the Kane Historic Preservation Society's lobo wolves collection; documents, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the wolves; and the memories of individuals who visited the wolves.

This archive exists to aid fellow researchers, historians, students, and enthusiasts of Dr. McCleery’s work, to preserve items pertaining to his work, and to make information about his work more widely available. If you find any inaccuracies, would like to add information, or would like to contribute an item or story to the collection, I would love to hear from you! This archive is actively growing and new sources are being added frequently.

If you use this archive for your own research or projects, I would greatly appreciate if you credit the Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive and provide a link to www.McCleeryWolves.com.

Photo of Kirsten Canfield with the stone arch at the entrance to Dr. McCleery's wolf parkAbout The Creator

I am Kirsten Canfield, a librarian and wildlife enthusiast in Colorado. I first learned about Dr. McCleery in 2006 while conducting an independent study about wolf history and folklore and running a wolf preservation campaign at my college. Immediately enthralled by his work, I have been researching Dr. McCleery ever since.


I work in a volunteer capacity with the McCleery Buffalo Wolf Foundation, helping with public relations (since October 2016).

I also work in a volunteer capacity with the Kane Historic Preservation Society to digitize their McCleery lobo wolves collection and make it availalbe to the public.

Research Trips and Presentations

I take research trips and give talks on the lobo wolves as time permits. My trips and presentations have been as follows:

  • August 2007 - Trip to Kane
  • August 2010 - Trip to Kane
  • April 2012 - Trip to Kane
  • March 2014 - Trip to Kane and presentation at Friends' Memorial Library (31 attendees)
  • August 2014 - Trip to Kane and presentation at the Kane Chapel (sponsored by the Kane Historic Preservation Society) for Kane's 150th Celebration (86 attendees)
  • September 2016 - Trip to Montana and Wyoming

I am happy to present more talks on the lobo wolves. If you are interested in hosting my presentation, please contact me!

About Copyright

The Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive uses due diligence to determine the copyright status of each item represented in this collection. The copyright status of each item (as best as I can determine) is described in each item's record. When a copyright holder grants me permission to include one or a few of his or her works in this archive, this is indicated in the item's record(s). When a copyright holder grants me permission to include several of his or her works in this archive, I create a copyright statement page for that copyright holder and link to it in the copyright holder's items' records. These copyright statements as well as detailed information about copyright pertaining to the archive can be found on the Copyright page.

I do my best to avoid copyright infringement. If you are a copyright holder of an item in this collection, please contact me; I am eager to hear from you to obtain accurate information regarding your work's copyright status. I greatly appreciate permission granted to fully or partially display items in this collection, and I will comply with requests from copyright holders to remove in-copyright works.