Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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  • Tags: Named Wolf - Idaho

Carolyn-Hedlund-The Wolf- A Man's Hobby by Volney F. Dunbar.pdf
This book by Volney F. Dunbar, who was an employee at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf farm, answers questions from visitors and was written with permission from Dr. McCleery.

The book addresses the care of the wolves, their history, their habits, details of how the park is run, and provides anecdotes…
Date: 1932

This article describes Dr. McCleery's pack of the last of the lobo wolves, of which he usually maintains about 60. An anecdote is given of Dr. McCleery's interaction with wolves about 30 years previous. He was traveling the West and observed a pair of wolf pups devour animal bones without…
Date: August 1939

cappello02.jpg
This photograph depicts the wolf Idaho (sometimes called "Old Idaho"), whom Dr. McCleery acquired previous to May 1931 and who was alive at least until December 1933.

This photograph was taken between 1929 (when Dr. McCleery moved the wolf park to the Route 6 location) and 1949 (when A. A.…
Date: Probably the 1930s

This leaflet was distributed to visitors at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history, physical characteristics, and behavior, and provides stories about the individual wolves in each of the pens. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so different…
Date: Between 1933 and 1962

tolwitw04.pdf
This leaflet was distributed to visitors at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history, physical characteristics, and behavior, and provides stories about the individual wolves in each of the pens. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so different…
Date: 1940

This article reports that Dr. E. H. McCleery will now carry a pistol while working with his wolves due to the wolf Old Idaho's animosity towards him. Previously, Dr. McCleery fended off attacks by surprising the wolf with a shiny bucket, until carrying a pistol was suggested to him by the famous…
Date: November 28, 1931

This article describes a busy day at the wolf park during which hundreds of people from several states took photos and movies of the wolves. During the tours, Dr. McCleery boldly entered the wolf pens. One wolf named Idaho kept trying to catch Dr. McCleery off guard, to no avail. Partial text of the…
Date: May 18, 1931