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Wolf Conservation Center

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Sammwolf wrote a review Feb 2020
Danbury, Connecticut144 contributions50 helpful votes
I need to start by saying that our last name is Wolf, spelled like the animal. I asked my 10-year-old if he wanted to go on this outing he said “of course, our last name as Wolf!” The day of was a football Sunday and he didn’t want to miss watching football with his Dad. He gave me a hard time about going. It’s a bit of a hike from new Fairfield too. Once the man started talking, my son turned to me and said “I’m so glad we came!” The kids learned so much here, it was quite the experience. The shed where they hold their talks was impressive. We ended up spending quite a bit on Wolf merchandise too. Happy to support a worthy cause because as we learned there, without Wolves, the entire ecosystem changes!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ARose wrote a review Jan 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina906 contributions288 helpful votes
The conservation center itself is great but the tour of it is misleading. I have been to other wolf sanctuaries that let you get in the enclosure and actually interact with ambassador wolves. This makes a much more meaningful experience. This wolf conservation center says it is interactive on the tour - but you listen to a powerpoint presentation for 45 min and then get to see about 3 wolf enclosures behind the fence. The presentation has a lot of info, but it is too long for a tour. Timing should be reserved, more time with the actual wolves and less in a classroom. They do great work and its great to see the wolves, but the tour experience really has room for improvement. I would gladly pay more on the tour to get some hands on time like other sanctuaries have for their interactive experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Will_NY_Wolf, Front Office Manager at Wolf Conservation Center
Responded Jan 3, 2020
Dear Alison, Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies for any confusion, but the WCC does not allow any physical contact with our wolves and we don’t imply that we do. We don’t allow visitors to have physical contact with our wolves, as they are wild animals and here to assist with education programs. A majority of our wolves are critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves and they reside at our center as part of federal recovery programs. As such, it is critical we safeguard their wild, elusive behavior and natural wariness of humans. Visitors are able to see our ambassador wolves quite closely and clearly through a fence and photos/videos are allowed. This policy is also clearly stated on our website - https://nywolf.org/programs-events/visitor-information/ Thank you for supporting the WCC through your registration fees and for being such a passionate protector of wild wolves. Will Peacock
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sweetd12414 wrote a review Dec 2019
17 contributions1 helpful vote
This place was amazing and the people were too. You do have to book a tour in advance. Seeing these beautiful animals up close and listening to them howl was breath taking. Would go again
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Date of experience: December 2019
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BDix wrote a review Nov 2019
Canggu, Indonesia50 contributions30 helpful votes
Was so happy to finally be able to visit the wolf conservation center and it far exceeded my expectations. We really loved getting to see the work that WCC is doing for one of Americas endangered species. I plan to come back with friends and family in the near future. I think this would be a great trip for both children and adults alike!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Harriet M wrote a review Nov 2019
Rockland County,NY452 contributions46 helpful votes
I went on a trip to photograph the Wolves. They are wonderful creatures. What was even more important was the knowledge imparted by our guide about some of the problems facing some of the wolves. Such as the Red Wolves are almost extinct, Their habitat are being invaded by humans etc. We need to be their voice. I encourage you to go for yourselves.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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