International Wolf Center
Rating: 4.84 stars 67 67 reviews 3,983
1396 Highway 169 Ely MN 55731 USA
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.
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The Best Wolf Learning Center in the world. The Ambassador Wolves, Staff and the Center itself with the Store, many Programs, Wolf viewing area and social media including Webinars make this a must see destination!
I have loved wolves ever since I was a kid. I read every book about wolves in our local library in Philadelphia. Wolves are terribly misunderstood, and I really dislike how they continue to be viewed as something to fear. More people should live like wolves do. My trip to the International Wolf Center in Ely was a great experience. The people there are very knowledgeable, and eager to answer questions. The big viewing window looking out on the wolf yard is fascinating. Some of the wolves walk up to the window and look you right in the eye as though you are the one on display, not them. The people at IWC have a great Facebook content, and keep wolf lovers up to date with the new pups, the pack, and the retirees. Their page is constantly teaching "wolf".
I have loved the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN since the first time I visited in 2010. I have always been in awe of wolves. I am a proud member of the IWC and drive up there every year and sometimes twice a year. Since visiting there I have learned so much about wolves that it has only intensified my feelings of awe. I have adopted two different wolves, and I always look forward to what I can learn the next time I visit. I have the utmost respect for the way the curator Lori and her staff protect both visitors and the wolves. The center offers wonderful programs and the staff is always willing to respond to questions.
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I've been a member of the International Wolf Center since 1999 when I first learned of the wonderful educational programs that they offered. I participated in several of these adventure programs and in the process learned much about wolf ecology and behavior plus met many people during these programs that shared the same passion for the wolf as I do. About 10 years ago, I decided to move near the center and became a volunteer. I'm now a part of the wolf care staff and helping out with various educational programs that they still offer to carry out their mission to "teach the world about wolves".
As a naturalist, I have lead many bus tours to Ely, MN to visit the Wolf Center. We have always had wonderful educators from the Center provide interesting and thought provoking programs with a non-biased approach. The information is up-to-date concerning wolf research and wolf politics. Our tour participants learn so much and with the experience of viewing the wolf ambassadors, they take away first-hand knowledge of wolf behavior. I have used the wolf cams during many of my own programs on wolves and the participants are always engaged and curious.
I loved volunteering so much fun and the staff was always friendly and willing to answer questions can't wait to go back someday soon
The international wolf center is a top notch nonprofit. The non biased approach to wolf education the Center takes on is like nothing else. I am extremely proud to call myself Center Staff.
I was able to help out to clear out the wolf pens when I was at Vermilion Community Collage. Plus for a class I studied the behaver of the main pack. All of this was because the main caretaker was one of my teachers and club adviser.
My husband and I have been a member and donor of this great cause, for about 10 years. It is great talking with the staff members that are in the cites and up in Ely, MN. They teach about the habitat that wolves live in the wild. You can learn about behaviors of wolves, how they are doing in the US and abroad. It is always very interesting to learn at the center about what's for dinner - for the ambassador wolves that are located on site; behind the scenes and if you are there in the evening, you might have one of the ambassador wolves come close to the window so you can get a nice photo of them. There are other programs that you can be involved with; for instant how they can search for collared wolves, in the wild with the use of telemetry; signs of where the wolves have traveled by recognizing wolf tracks, etc. So much to be educated about wolves and their survival.
I have visited the IWC several times since 2014, learning about wolves and also participating in programs that directly impacted the wolves environment. The educational information and opportunity to observe wolves is excellent. This is a worthwhile center which deserves continued support. If I lived closer I would volunteer year round