Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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This article reports that Jack Lynch (54 years old) started an "Adopt-a-Wolf" program to help fund care of his wolves. For $20, an adopter will get their name on a plaque on a wolf pen, receive unlimited visiting privileges, a color photo of their adopted wolf, and a brochure. Since starting the…
Date: January 11, 1978

This article reports that Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lynch run a 40-acre wolf preserve on Washington's Olympic Peninsula where lobo wolves are kept in 40-by-80-foot pens in the woods. The history of the lobo wolf and the park are described, as is the move to Washington, during which 20 wolves were flown to…
Date: June 24, 1972

This article reports that Jack Lynch is opposed to plans for development near his wolf park (which is referred to as the "Pacific Wolf Preserve") because sewage and water lines would mean higher tax levies which Lynch cannot afford. He has tried to get fellow landowners to oppose the plans.…
Date: December 7, 1978

This article profiles Jack Lynch (65 years old) and his wife Mary (57 years old) and their work with wolves, of which they currently own 85. Most of them are buffalo wolves, of which Lynch has nurtured three generations over the past 27 years. The Lynches also have nine dogs, nine cats, eight goats,…
Date: June 27, 1988

This article reports that the famous wolf pack owned by Dr. E. H. McCleery - now containing almost 100 wolves - has been divided. Twenty-five of the wolves have been moved to a park at Gap, PA, near Coatesville. Only adult wolves will be kept at the Gap park because Kane has a better climate for…
Date: May 3, 1930

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This is a silent Fox Movietone News reel which depicts Dr. McCleery standing in front of the wolf park entrance and then walking in the fenced-in runway between the wolf pens as the wolves fight through the wire of the pens. Visitors to the wolf park can be seen outside of the pens.

This film is…
Date: Early 1930s

This yearbook's theme of the wolf was inspired by Dr. E. H. McCleery's local wolf pack in Kane, PA. The yearbook contains a writeup on page 10 about Dr. McCleery's wolf park which describes Dr. McCleery's notoriety, the setup of the park, and the wolves and their origin. It mentions that an…
Date: 1926

An interview with Susan Williams, whose father Laurence (Pete) Williams was the Deputy Game Protector in the area and brought roadkill deer for Jack Lynch's wolves from 1965 to 1970. She remembers being fascinated with the mountain lion, seeing Marjorie Lynch shortly after she was attacked by the…
Date: July 29, 2014

This article reports that in February, Jack Lynch will move the wolves to a site near the Olympic National Park in Washington. He had been considering a move for the past few years because planned highway changes will diminish tourism potential, and meat for the wolves has been difficult to obtain.…
Date: January 17, 1972

This article profiles Jack Lynch (54 years old), the keeper of the last of the lobo wolves, of which he currently owns 72. He has an additional 26 wolves of five other subspecies. Lynch describes the lobo subspecies as Canis lupus nubilus, whose historic range overlapped with Canis lupus irremotus,…
Date: November 5, 1979

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

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This photograph depicts Leora Hoge (then 10 years old) under the stone archway at Jack Lynch's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. A sign stands in front of the arch which reads "NO POLAROIDS, NO RECORDING, NO PETS." The ticket booth is visible behind the arch, on…
Date: August 1968

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This is a silent 8mm film of Dr. McCleery's lobo wolves filmed by John and Virginia Darnley who lived in Heidelberg, PA. The film shows several of the wolves in their pens howling, pacing, and scratching. The year range 1941-1942 was written on the film reel.
Date: Between 1941 and 1942

This humorous article describes Dr. E. H. McCleery's hobby of raising a pack of lobo wolves, the history of the wolf pack (Dr. McCleery first became interested in wolves on a big game hunt before 1900 with the late J. P. Morgan), the psychology of the wolves, the culling of the wolf pack (Dr.…
Date: February/March 1950

This article reports that Jack Lynch (age 57) and Mary Wheeler (age 52) are moving the wolves in their care to a 160-acre lot which they have recently purchased in the Gallatin Range, Montana. One of Lynch's reasons for the move is that Montana is the wolves' natural range and they will lose…
Date: October 19, 1980

A memory submitted by Dr. Jack Thornton, a retired veterinarian and former owner of Blue Mountain Animal Clinic in Port Angeles, WA regarding his experiences volunteering his veterinary services for Jack Lynch in Gardiner, WA. The initial interview was conducted by Kirsten Canfield over the phone.…
Date: March 4, 2014

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A memory submitted by John Holland who served on the board of directors at Jack Lynch's buffalo wolf preserve (located in Gardiner, WA) and volunteered at the wolf sanctuary between 1977 and 1981. He also purchased three Alaskan wolves (Canis lupus pambasileus) from Jack Lynch which he raised in an…
Date: June 25, 2014

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This was one of the wolf pen gates at Dr. McCleery's wolf park along Route 6, five miles east of Kane, PA. This particular gate was located at the main north entrance to the wolf pens, and lead into the central corridor which provided access to all of the wolf pens. The chipped paint suggests that…

This article describes Jack Lynch, his partner Mary Wheeler, and their work with wolves. At the time of writing, Lynch had 125 wolves representing six subspecies (72 of which are buffalo wolves). It reports that the buffalo wolves can reach up to 200 pounds and seven feet in length. Lynch has…
Date: December 13, 1979

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This photograph depicts the entrance to Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. A stone archway (from which a lamp is hanging), ticket booth, turnstile, and four large, flat rocks are visible. What looks like a gate is visible near the window of the ticket…
Date: Between 1929 and 1949