We achieved so much this year!

London & Lexi

With the addition of pups, rescues, and Species Survival Plan wolves, we provided care for a howling chorus of 62 wolves and wolfdogs plus two lively coyotes. A record number of animals – 64 – reside at Wolf Haven.

Wolf Haven Welcomes Two New Residents – Nisqually Valley News

Wolf Haven International is now home to a record 65 wolves, wolf dogs and coyotes thanks to the addition of two new wolves, Mariah and Hodari.

The reserve located just north of Tenino is both a sanctuary and endangered species haven for the red wolf and the Mexican wolf. It was founded in 1982, and houses displaced and captive-born wolves.

Exploring Tumwater – JBLM In 10

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in Tumwater, Washington? JBLM (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) in 10 did, too. So we jumped in the car and took a trip to the petite, pioneering city to give you the inside scoop on what makes it unique.  Although Wolf Haven isn’t in Tumwater itself, it’s the next town over and was included in the video!

2018 Wolf Photography Dates – ALL SOLD OUT

Wolf Haven International invites you to participate in one of our popular wolf photography visits. Photo visits are held during colder months, when the wolves are wearing their winter coats and are more active. The program begins at 8:00 am with a continental breakfast and brief presentation. The group will take photographs in the wolf sanctuary from 9 am – noon.

December World of Wolves – meet our new residents Hodari & Mariah

Welcome Two New Wolf Haven Residents: Hodari and Mariah
 
Many of you recall that Mexican gray wolf Gypsy’s (F907) lifelong companion, Diablo, passed away not long ago at the age of 17. Gypsy showed significant signs of mourning the loss of her friend and we immediately began looking for another wolf in the Species Survival Plan program. A new friend eventually arrived from the Endangered Wolf Center. His number is M1458 (house name Hodari) and he is one and a half years old.

Putting “big bad” to bed – Camas-Washougal Post-Record

Third-graders at Columbia River Gorge Elementary School were able to lay their storybook perceptions of the “big, bad wolf” to rest this week, after experiencing Wolfways, an educational presentation about wolves in the wild, on Monday, Dec. 4.

November World of Wolves – Compassionate Care

Combining lecture, lab and hands-on examination of critically endangered wolves, the training emphasis is on humane, respectful capture and treatment of wildlife. It is an incredible honor to meet and work with the attendees who come from all walks of life and around the world to attend this course.

Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals

A 3-day Wildlife Handling and Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals course, taught by Dr. Mark Johnson of Global Wildlife Resources, is held annually at Wolf Haven during the month of October.  This year’s course took place October 24-26, and there was an optional free Monday workshop with guest speakers on October 23. Their topics ranged from the humane handling of bears and cougars to the dynamics of black bear population dynamics in the North Cascades.

Classroom lecture and hands-on labs focus on the needs of researchers and managers to understand the skills and equipment associated with wildlife capture, physical restraint, and chemical immobilization. The course also covers each aspect of animal handling such a radio-collaring, weighing, sample collection and patient monitoring.

It is intended for wildlife agency personnel and other wildlife professionals, federal, state and tribal wildlife personnel; zoo and sanctuary employees and volunteers; animal control officers; and university students. Course includes course notebook and labs each day. Participants  receive a Certificate of Training upon course completion.

Register / More Information:
For information about the 2018 Wildlife Handling course, contact Linda Saunders, Director of Conservation, 360.264.4695 x216.

Course content includes:

  • Five-step preparation for field operations
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Professionalism
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Immobilizing drugs
  • Patient monitoring
  • Marking sampling
  • Veterinary emergencies
  • Euthanasia
  • Human safety
  • Ethical issues
  • Honoring each animal through equipment and techniques

About Global Wildlife Resources, Inc.
Global Wildlife Resources, Inc. (GWR) is a progressive organization dedicated to supporting wildlife professionals and bringing honor, care, and respect to those animals affected by research and management by:

  1. Promoting and improving animal welfare (in a non-prescriptive manner) in programs and activities relating to wildlife research and management.
  2. Teaching the highest quality courses in wildlife capture, chemical immobilization and handling.
  3. Providing professional preparation and field assistance with wildlife captures, transport, and disease investigations.

 

The Key Reporter – Wolf Nation: The Life, Death and Return of Wild American Wolves

In Wolf Nation Brenda Peterson (ΦBK, University of California-Davis,1972) provides a passionate advocacy for the protection and preservation of the wild wolf population. Her photographic essay, “Wolf Haven: Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North America”2016), might well serve as a companion to this work.

October World of Wolves – Wolf Awareness Week

Through the month of October, Wolf Haven will participate in several activities commemorating Wolf Awareness Week. You can find us in WA, OR and even CA.  At the Portland Zoo, there will be craft tables where youth are encouraged to participate and earn awards like a paw print pendant or wolf poster.