Wolf Conservation Center

Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem: Address, Phone Number, Wolf Conservation Center Reviews: 5/5

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DShirl000
South Kingstown, RI4 contributions
Aug 2021
If you want the experience of your life go and see these wolves. The staff is kind and knowledgeable and the location is stunningly beautiful. The wolves are very cared for and respected. You can see the love in the staff's eyes; I met 4 staff members. They absolutely loved their jobs. That came through.

My family and I went for the tour in the morning, then went back for the photo session. The photo session was great, we sat and were quiet. It was so peaceful. We got to be alone and wander (within the limits we were given) The ambassador wolves stole the show. They are incredibly beautiful and there is no hesitation that you need to respect them, they command it. They allowed us to see them and photograph them, that was clear. Had they decided not to, they would have left. :) they have a lot of room to roam.

The best word that I can use to describe this experience was majestic, or mystical. They seem like something out of a fairytale. I've really never experienced anything like this. I can't wait to go back in the winter.

My kids 10 and 8 talked the entire drive home about how they too were going to save the wolves when they are grown.
Written August 16, 2021
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Sammwolf
Danbury, CT144 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
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!
Written February 12, 2020
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ARose
Charlotte, NC912 contributions
Oct 2019
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.
Written January 3, 2020
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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
Written January 3, 2020
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sweetd12414
17 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
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
Written December 25, 2019
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BDix
Canggu, Indonesia51 contributions
Nov 2019
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!
Written November 21, 2019
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Harriet M
Rockland County,NY461 contributions
Nov 2019
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.
Written November 18, 2019
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butterfly33
Australia23 contributions
Oct 2019
How wonderful to be able to say you had a sleepover with the wolves!!!!! It was a truely amazing experience. The ambassador wolves where the hero’s and sitting next to them while we were eating pizza wasa great treat. The campfire was a highlight and so were the s’mores. The young people....well they were young to us....were very courteous and extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions and made sure we were comfortable. My husband has a prosthetic leg and I have to use a walker but it was not difficult to navigate around.The very very best part was being woken at dawn by the most beautiful chorus.
If you love wolves go as soon as you can.
Written November 13, 2019
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Tiffy_Bird
La Plata, MD569 contributions
Oct 2019
LOVED, LOVED meeting Zephyr, Nikai, and Alawa---the ambassador wolves! Although views weren't promised of the other wolf packs, a Mexican wolf and a Red Wolf also came out to see us. That is an incredible honor because they are not habituated to humans and have large enclosures that offer a lot of cover. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and shared her expertise in a welcoming and friendly way. Can't say enough good things about the educators and the goals of this admirable organization. I have been a donor for many years, and I am so happy I finally got to visit.
Written November 4, 2019
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LindsCC777
164 contributions
Nov 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed seeing the wolves and learning more about these beautiful, misunderstood animals. Meeting the three ambassador wolves was a treat. This is a great Center, the tour was very informative and the wolves are well looked after. I learned so much.
Written November 3, 2019
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Anonymous
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Family
This was a beautiful and enjoyable environment and experience you should go try it out! We had s’mores it was awesome!
Written October 20, 2019
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