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Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre

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Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre | Quinta da Murta, Picão, Mafra 2665-150, Portugal
+351 917 532 312
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Welcoming and worthwhile

We visited without prior reservation on a Sunday. 6pm is probably the best tour to take as the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon L
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Such a stupendous initiative should be endorsed by the Portuguese State .

Indeed , it was with much regretts that I learned that this Center for The Natural Habitat of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GaiaGlobetrotter
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Lisbon, Portugal
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The Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre (IWRC) is a sanctuary for wolves who are unable to survive in the wild. It was started in 1987 with the objective of providing a suitable environment and safe haven for wolves. While providing its resident wolves with the best available care, the IWRC aims to create awareness of the wolf in its natural state as well as in captivity. In the visits you will have the opportunity to learn more about the iberian wolf: the biology, ecology, behaviour and pack life, and the threats that face this elusive predator. The enclosures that the wolves occupy are large and densely vegetated and therefore we cannot guarantee their observation. The IWRC is open to the public for guided visits on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. All visits are subject to booking. The visits are made on foot through the public portion of the sanctuary and take about 90 minutes. Visiting hours: Winter (October to April) visits at 3:00pm and 4:30pm Summer (May to September) visits at 4:00pm and 6:00pm Visits are held in Portuguese. Bilingual visits are possible but are subject to booking and occur at 4:30pm in the winter and 6:00pm in the summer.
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Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre | Quinta da Murta, Picão, Mafra 2665-150, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited without prior reservation on a Sunday. 6pm is probably the best tour to take as the wolves come out later in the day. Our guide Sarra was knowledgeable and friendly. At first we were feeling a bit disappointed with no wolves able to...More

Thank Simon L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indeed , it was with much regretts that I learned that this Center for The Natural Habitat of the Iberian Wolves is supported by private donations, that although much apreciated do not allow the expansion of the activities and endurance as this Center is much...More

Thank GaiaGlobetrotter
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic experience seeing some of the wolves so close up. An amazing guide who definitely knew about the wolves in her care and she could see them in the vast enclosures. She did explain to us beforehand that we may not see any...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

This was one of the places I wanted to see in a recent stay in Lisbon and was not disappointed. The directions on the web site are good and will get you to the sanctuary, but some of the signs are small so pay attention....More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Been there yesterday with family and friends. They take good care of 13 lobos ibéricos that are in a reserve that protect them from death if they are in the nature (nowadays in Portugal the lobos ibéricos can't find food and try to get food...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

I asked my son (aged 7) when we were leaving what was his favourite thing of the holiday out of the Aquarium in Lisbon, the art gallery in Belem, Tapada National Park, and this... and he shouted out the wolves! Absolutely hands down, no questions...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2017

Very nice and heart touching place, vital for the Iberian wolf species, a species that needs to be preserved since it is unique in both is beauty and characteristics, everyone that works in the Recovery Centre sounded and looked in loved for the work that...More

1  Thank Pedro Miguel M
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Reviewed February 3, 2017

The sunset howling is worth trying to find the place. Very knowledgeable guide and surprisingly accessible wolves.

1  Thank Mary M
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Reviewed November 6, 2016

Thirty-three members of International Women in Portugal enjoyed a wet but thoroughly enjoyable Saturday morning touring the Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre under the expert guidance of Filipa Marcos. Making an appointment for a tour conducted in English was easy and driving directions from Cascais to...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2016

this was a real surprise. It takes a little time and a bit of map reading to get to the centre, but worth it. The drive itself is a joy, and it isn't that far off the beaten track. The guide was informative and speaking...More

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Joanna Y
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Dear Joanna. Thank you for your contact. For more informations about our visits, please send an e-mail to crloboiberico@ciencias.ulisboa.pt Thank you :)
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Angie D
November 10, 2017|
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Dear Angie. There is a maximum of 25 people on each visit, so is better to book to make sure you have space. You can book your visit by e-mail: crloboiberico@fc.ul.pt Thank you
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