The McCleery Buffalo Wolf Foundation at Bridger, Montana

Mary Lynch and her son Ed Wheeler moved the wolves from Emigrant to Bridger, Montana1 (in Carbon County) in 2008.2 This park consists of 378 acres152 and contains ten one-acre wolf pens. As of 2016, the park is home to 33 wolves.

Mary passed away in March 2016, and her son and his wife, Ed and Terry Wheeler, took care of the wolves for two years before finding them permanent caretakers with Wolf Haven, the organization that currently maintains and cares for the wolves at their Bridger, Montana location.

Here is a video of the wolves as they are at the Bridger park, posted January 21, 2009.


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2Wide Open Spaces. (2010, July 19). The Buffalo Wolves. Retrieved from