Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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This documentary profiles Jack Lynch and Mary Wheeler and their work to breed and preserve the last of the buffalo wolves - Canis lupus nubilus - which were exterminated in the wild by 1931. The ancestors of their wolves came from the eastern part of Montana to the Dakota territory.

The Lynches'…
Date: 1987

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This book by Dr. E. H. McCleery describes the different subspecies of wolves, the psychology of his wolves, and provides anecdotes of the pack. It completely covers the time at the Kane wolf park, and a short amount of time at the Route 6 wolf park. The poem on the last page was written by the Kane…
Date: 1929

This article reports that Jack Lynch has moved the wolf park from Gardiner, WA to Livingston, MT. Lynch stopped soliciting visitors to "Loboland" a couple of years ago, having never gotten many in the first place, and that an "adopt a wolf" program was started to help fund the wolves. The Gardiner…
Date: September 10, 1981

This article appears in the sensational tabloid the Weekly World News. It profiles Jack Lynch (57 years old), who owns a 250-acre preserve in Emigrant, MT for his buffalo wolves. The wolves are reported to weigh up to 200 pounds each. Lynch raises cattle to feed them, and spends an additional $552…
Date: March 30, 1982

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

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 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

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 reports that Dr. E. H. McCleery has purchased 25 acres of land from the Kane Estate. In the early spring, he will move his wolf pack to this new location along the Roosevelt Highway, midway between Kane and Mt. Jewett, in the hopes of attracting more tourists to help fund the project.…
Date: November 3, 1928

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

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 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 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

This article profiles Jack Lynch, a man in his early 40s, and his work to ensure that the last of the "lobo" or "buffalo" wolves - Canis lupus nubilus - does not become extinct. Zoologists claim that Lynch's wolves are not a separate species, and that "lobo" is simply a colloquial Spanish term for…
Date: January 15, 1966

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 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 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

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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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…