Two wolf pups expected to join the pack in 2020 at the International Wolf Center

The Exhibit Pack of ambassador wolves at the International Wolf Center is expected to grow by two wolves in the summer of 2020.

Two wolf pups will be added to the pack. They are estimated to arrive in mid-May, but the timeline is still unclear.

The Center acquires two pups every four years as part of its management plan. The pups will become key educational ambassadors at the Center. Tens of thousands of people visit the Center in Ely every year, and many thousands more watch the behavior of the wolves on live webcams. By having its Exhibit Pack, the Center can teach about wolves in a very impactful way.

“The educational impact of watching two wolf pups integrate themselves into an existing pack is significant,” said the Center’s Executive Director, Grant Spickelmier. “Our staff and our visitors will have a unique chance to learn about wolves in the wild by watching these two pups grow with us.”

Typically, wolf pups become part of daily programs at the Center starting in early June, but it’s too far away to know exactly when that will occur. Usually, pups are integrated into the Exhibit Pack in the late summer or early fall.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available about the pups and their arrival.