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Indiana: A Visit to Wolf Park in Tippecanoe County


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Roxy
- 265 days ago - aroundindy.wordpress.com
The staff members took a number of questions from the audience and amply demonstrated their experience, knowledge and understanding of the wolves Wolf Park receives no government assistance and operates solely on the contributions, donations and purchases



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Betty G. (613)
Monday July 29, 2013, 3:00 pm
I'm very pleased to see this posted, Roxy! I've lived most of my life in Tippecanoe County -- 22 years at Battle Ground and the last 15 years in Lafayette. I can honestly say that Wolf Park is a great place to visit!
 

OutofTown M. (444)
Monday July 29, 2013, 5:01 pm
Thank you sooooo much Roxy! This was so interesting! xx
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 5:46 am
Wow I haven't been to Tippecanoe State Park since I was little. I would love to see the wolves there.
 

Leslene Dunn (64)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 6:34 am
I am so happy that these wolves are in a safe environment - they are absolutely beautiful and I so wish I could walk with them as well. I probably would never leave there, all I would be doing is hugging and kissing them.
 

Michael M. (58)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 5:01 pm
Hey, there are a number of areas that rescue wolves, and act as sanctuaries for wolves and wolf hybrids in many states!
They generally operate on a shoestring, out of love and interspecies empathy.
If you are a photographer (I no longer am, and I hope you who are can shoot some good pics for any of these places in need) or have other skills, like the writer of the article, you may trade for privileged access to get to know wolves better.

Some may severely limit access, as they might be helping individual wolves for reintroduction or breeding for same.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary North of Denver and Boulder in Keenesburg CO is saving individuals from all over the world http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/home.html

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center out west of Colorado Springs near Divide can introduce you to Wolf, Coyote, and Foxes Here's their mission page: http://wolfeducation.org/our_mission.html

This is the second time I've heard about Mission: Wolf's vulnerability to wildfires. They are a marvelous group inSouthern CO
http://www.missionwolf.org/
 

Michael M. (58)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 5:59 pm
Oops!
Got more - accidentally hit the submit button. . .

W.O.L.F. (wolves offered life and friendship) in Bellevue northern CO, is open only to volunteers - their mission is:Rescue and sanctuary for captive-bred wolves and wolf dogs and education about wolves.

In New Mexico: Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary http://www.wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org/ with a similar mission. So many wolves deserve as good a life as they can have in this nation. This sanctuary is a very visitor-oriented place, and the wolves are habituated, having been born among humans. I think Nat Geo Wild will feature them on TV August 18. Ramah NM is in western NM in the area where we hope the WIld Mexican Wolf will return.

Overnear St Louis in Eureka, MO, Mexican Wolves, Red Wolves, Maned Wolves (of south America) and Swift Foxes have been bred for eventual wild release. The Endangered Wolf Center http://www.endangeredwolfcenter.org/ also hosts some Painted Dogs, an African canid.

Way down in Naples FL is Shy WOlf Sanctuary http://www.shywolfsanctuary.com/index.html cares for wolves, wolf dogs, and other s, including at least one panther.

White Wolf Sanctuary on the Oregon coast in Tidewater, http://www.whitewolfsanctuary.com/index.php
rescues pure Arctic Wolves, educates and works toward wolf recovery. Volunteers and some equipment are always needed.

In California:
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary http://www.wolfmountain.com/ on the desert side of the San Gorgonios East of LA and North of San Bernardino offers close up interaction. I laughed when I saw them say:
"If you bring treats [please choose only ones they OK] bring 14, as no wolf wants to be left out." Wolves have a very refined sense (as do dogs) of fairness, and recognise favoritism quickly. It's a let's all be friends thing.

In Julian in the Lagunas east of San Diego, THe California Wolf Center http://www.californiawolfcenter.org/
is now directly working to establish good state policies toward wolves when they return, especially needful in the face of probable Federal delisting for protection. They also bred and rescue Mexican Wolves of the Southwest - far east of here.

Here's a website trying to list the US and Canadian sanctuaries, I just found:
Gray Wolf Conservation http://www.graywolfconservation.com/Captivity/seeing_captive_wolves.htm

Some places are small, and some are trying to find a home for hybrids. All can really use your help
They are sanctuaries for our minds and hope and dreams, as well.

oooooooo000000000ooo, Good night.

 

Shawna S. (43)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 9:19 pm
Thanks Roxy!! :")
This may be one of the only places on Earth where wolves are protected. Sad, eh?
 

Roxy H. (340)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:50 pm
I think we need to get these posted up on the care2 web board, these places and the wolves need to be heard! Thanks M! and everyone listening to our beautiful Guardians
 

OutofTown M. (444)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:57 pm
Roxy Post on my page if you want, I will BLOCK Comments for a day! xx Mm
 

Connie O. (31)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 2:16 pm
wonderful! ty!
 

Connie O. (31)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 2:21 pm
The International Wolf Center in Ely, MN is another nice place to see wolves.
 
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