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International Wolf Center

Rating: 4.86 stars   78 reviews 4,178

Address:

1396 Highway 169 Room/suite 101 Ely MN 55731 USA

Mission:

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.

Programs:

EDUCATION AND MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS

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1-800-ELY-WOLF
www.wolf.org

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Reviews for International Wolf Center

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a visitor to the IWC in Ely at least twice a year for the last 13 years. The facility is beautiful and their programs are all really well run and interesting. I admire their stand on education without undo persuasion. I highly recommend that anyone interested in learning more about wolves visit the website to learn more. Go to Ely if you can, it is a great place!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the great honor of being a "pup nanny" to two wolf pups at the IWC this past June. This incredible experience was both humbling and inspiring. I am so proud to watch Luna and Boltz on the live webcam now and see what beautiful adult animals they have become. I know the thousands of visitors to the IWC in the coming years will see these wonderful animals and be moved by the plight of wolves in the wild. I am a life-long supporter of Wolf awareness and have found no organization more worthy than the IWC in regards to teaching people about the important role the Wolf plays in the eco-system. The IWC teaches with us about Wolves with facts not with emotion or preaching. I am an active supporter of the IWC and highly recommend anyone who is passionate about Wolves also support their efforts.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The International Wolf Center is an amazing and educational place to visit, with dioramas to give good, scientific information while not overwhelming you. Being able to see their ambassador wolves is an unforgettable experience, and well worth getting one of their Adoption Kits. Love visiting this outstanding place!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The IWC has the best programs for learning about Wolves and their importance in the natural world. An amazing facility affording viewing of captive born pack to learn about these beautiful animals. Volunteer programs and learning adventure trips provide various opportunities to learn about and engage with nature

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

International Wolf Center is one of the bestttttttt examples of specialist in wolves caring for their every needs without over involving the wolves in their care to be humanly socialized. Over the years I have followed their dynamic care and educational background that they provide, making the public awareness strong. They introduced many wolves as pups that needed to survive and allow them entry with adult wolves, adaptation and prosperity they give. I enjoy being a member, support their efforts, and in this climate where delisting of wolve off the endangered species act, horrible things are happening to wild wolves in their few ecosystems. We need wolves to thrive not be hunted. Please spread the significance of their center we need more like this.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The International Wolf Center offers many great opportunities to learn about wolves -- both at their facility in Ely, MN where you can see the ambassador wolves and take part in wonderful programs, and online at www.wolf.org where you can watch the wolf web cams or get information about wolves around the world. The staff is knowledgeable and conveys a real passion for these beautiful animals. The Wolf Center does a great job with environmental education for people of all ages.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My family and I visited the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN and it was an amazing experience. Seeing the "ambassador" wolves was a life-changing experience for my children and for me.

The staff was knowledgeable and helpful and the facility was amazing. I can't wait to go back and take part in the many programs they offer for adults and children.

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The International Wolf Center offered all the experiences I was looking for in my visit. I would love to have my children experience more of their education programs and I would love to participate in the Learning Vacation opportunities for adults.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The International Wolf Center is a vital key to my work as a children's educator. Real time facts and no fooling around with myths and legends. They take their work seriously and as a result they are foundational in the work of preserving one of earth's most amazing creatures.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This center is world class! The center alone is a wealth of information, but the staff add so much to the experience! I always leave leaning something new. I will continue to keep visiting and supporting the International Wolf Center.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is one of the best non-profits. Their mission is education. They teach science and let people form their own opinions based on facts. They are not political.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've visited this center back in March and have planned another trip next month and I live in South Carolina. It is amazing to see these gorgeous wolves up close. The staff is very knowledgeable and the facility is beautiful. Must see.

 
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I have been enthralled with wolves since 1993, and when my family took me to the International Wolf Center in 1998, I knew that this passion was more than just a small fancy. As I have grown, I have also watched the Center grow: enriching the exhibit enclosure with a pond, more rocks and trees; creating retirement enclosures and a pack holding area; the expansion of the wolf lab for the care of wolf pups; new technology being added into daily programs to aid in the dissemination of information to the public. Through the murky waters of economics, ecology, politics, and preservation, the IWC has sought only to educate the world about wolves, because an individual will not fear what they do not understand (and the wolf has endured through decades of misunderstanding). I had the honor this year to participate in the Wolf Pup Care program, which made a childhood dream of mine come true. All of my experiences with the wolves and staff of the IWC over the decades of my life have been formative, and I cannot imagine the Northwoods of Minnesota without the presence of this humble facility. Their work with leading experts in the field of conservation and biology have uncovered more about the secret lives of this animal in the last 20 years than we previously knew, which enables the public to be on the leading edge of information. I would be pleased to see the IWC receive funds through this campaign so that my children and grandchildren may also have the opportunities to see such majestic creatures exhibit their natural behaviors so we can do right by their wild brothers and sisters.

 
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