Lobo Wolves Photograph Collection

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View photos of the Kane, PA wolf park View photos of the Gap, PA wolf park View photos of the Route 6 wolf park (page 1 - the wolves and the park) View photos of the Route 6 wolf park (page 2 - other animals besides wolves) View photos of the Route 6 wolf park (page 3 - color photos of the wolves and Jack Lynch's ownership) View photos of the Gardiner, WA wolf park

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In the early 1900s, during the United States and Canadian governments' campaign to exterminate wolves from the American wilderness, Dr. E. H. McCleery of Kane, Pennsylvania purchased more than 20 live wolves from the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains (which he called "lobo wolves"). His "wolf farm," where he raised, bred, and exhibited his wolves for 41 years, became a popular tourist destination and ultimately saved the subspecies from extinction. 

Starting in 1921, Dr. McCleery originally kept his wolves within the town limits of Kane, PA. In 1929 he moved his wolf park to a larger location five miles east of Kane along Route 6. In 1962, three months before his death, Dr. McCleery sold his wolf park to Jack Lynch who continued to preserve the subspecies. Jack moved the wolves to Gardiner, WA in 1972, and later to Montana in 1980, where they are still bred and maintained today.