WHO WE ARE
Wolf Park is an education and research facility located in Battle Ground Indiana. Since 1972, we have studied wolves and other wild canids to learn more about their behavior and assist researchers in the wild. Each year we teach thousands of visitors about the importance of predators in the ecosystem. We assist researchers around the world with studies of subjects including cognition, behavioral, and comparative between wild and captive animals.
Wolf Park is home to a variety of species including wolves, coyotes, foxes and bison. They live in semi-natural enclosures in small groups.
Our canids are socialized, meaning they are raised to be very comfortable around humans. They are not domesticated. Domestication takes many generations of selective breeding. Our animals are behaviorally identical to their wild cousins except that their fear of humans has been reduced in order to provide them with stress-free lives in captivity.
We provide our animals with lots of enrichment through varied enclosures, walks, special events, and various toys. We want our animals to have as happy and healthy of lives as possible!
Visitors to the park can TOUR THE FACILITY, seeing the animals up close and learning about them. Our docents will lead the tour, telling visitors all about our animals and their wild cousins as they go.
Our HOWL NIGHT programs allow visitors to see and hear the wolves during the time of day at which they are most active. Our staff discusses communication and other behaviors while the wolves serenade the evening.
For the entertainment of animals and humans alike, Wolf Park celebrates holidays and special events with a creative assortment of treats, activities and special guests. Check out our YEARLY SPECIAL EVENTS to see what this year has in store.
During the summer, we offer kids 6 – 16 years old the chance to learn about taking care of wild animals, training, conversation and more. These two-day overnight and day camps are very popular. Learn more HERE.
Wolf Park hosts a variety of three-day and one-day seminars throughout the year. Led by special guest speakers, or the Wolf Park staff, these are excellent times to learn more about wildlife, training, communication and more. See our upcoming seminars HERE.
In the fall and spring, Wolf Park offers photographers the chance to enter our biggest wolf enclosures and photograph them in a natural environment. Wolves climb on logs, explore the lake shore, wrestle, and pose among the foliage. Learn more and sign up HERE.
Wolf Park thrives on the assistance of visitors, donors and volunteers to keep its mission alive. We are grateful to the individuals and corporations which have helped us construct buildings, enclosures, improve the facility and more.
Become a member and receive admission to the park for a year along with a subscription to our newsletter. Find out what’s happening at Wolf Park and about upcoming special events. Sign up HERE.
Sponsor on of the Park’s animal residents. Receive a biography of your animal, quarterly updates on their activities and the chance to meet your animal face-to-face! Details can be found HERE.
Want to spend more time at Wolf Park and help with our mission? VOLUNTEER with us! Volunteers help with maintenance, office work, education, enrichment and special events. We grateful both for individuals who assist regularly, and groups who do large work projects several times a year. We are always looking for people to help improve Wolf Park.