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“Great place to view wolves” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wolf Conservation Center

Wolf Conservation Center
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katonah, new york
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89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great place to view wolves”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

You can see the wolves up close and personal at the Wolf Conservation Center. You will also learn about their habitat and habits from the staff. They have lots of programs for kids. Great place to take guests when they are visiting you in Northern Westchester.

Visited December 2012
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Whho's Afraid of the Nice Tame Wolf?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Drive up a dirt road, park your car and walk up a hill and you come upon a clearing. This is the beginning of the conservatory. You have to buy your ticket in advance and make reservations for a future date. This entitles you to first watch an interesting movie about wolves and then go visit the various enclosures where they are held, big enough for them to run unimpeded and yet fenced in. The first wolf, Atka, a beautiful all white wolf, resembling a dog except for the long face and long legs is tame and visits (with her trainer) schools, libraries and other educational places to demonstrate that wolves are not as depicted in children's fairy tales. In other enclosures you can see wolves which have been with the Conservancy since they were cubs and have a close relationship with their handlers but not others. In still another
area are wolves more recently received which have not been tamed. I took my 12 year old granddaughter and she was captivated. A wonderful experience for child or adult!

Visited August 2013
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New York City, New York
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“A great opportunity to see wolves up close.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

You would never know you were a short drive away from NYC. This conservation organization has wonderful programs to learn and see wolves. We participated in the photo trip and it was such an interesting experience. The center has 3 'ambassador' wolves that will never be released into the wild and serve to get the public aware of the vital role wolves play in the ecosystem. The staff encourages these beautiful animals to come out to vantage points set up around their enclosures so you can get up close (but not too close) to get some great photos. There are other wolves on the property as well but they are not nearly as camera-friendly and it was a fun challenge to try and spot them in the summer foliage. They offer the same program in the winter and we were told this was a better time for this since the foliage was less and the wolves' coats would look better. It was a little pricey for 1 hour of wolf photo opportunity but well worth it and the money goes to a great cause. They have lots of other programs that we have not yet participated in.

Visited July 2013
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Mahopac
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Cub scout "wolf cubs" really enjoyed this”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

Our cub scouts had a great time seeing the wolves at feeding time, and even though they couldn't see the very shy Mexican wolves, they could hear them howling and singing. Everyone wanted a souvenir afterwards (toy wolves and caps and t-shirts).

Visited October 2012
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new york, New York, United States
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142 reviews
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“Kids Loved It”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2013

Good conservation organization and right in Westcheste'rs backyard. Great educational and fun outing

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