Earlier this summer I spent a week up north photographing. I ended up staying a night in Ely, MN which is where the International Wolf Center is located. It had been years since Michelle and I had last visited the center so I decided to drop in to take some pictures. The International Wolf Center was founded in 1985 by a group of biologists. The purpose behind the organization is to advance the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wild lands, and the human role in their future.
The 17,000 square-foot center building was built in 1993. From inside the center their are viewing windows into the 1.25 acre wolf enclosure. When I was at the center in July it was just Aiden and Denali in the main enclosure, the top photo is either Aiden or Denali. At that point the two new pups, Boltz and Luna, were not quite old enough to join the adults. They did bring them into a fenced in area inside the center so that we could get a peek, the bottom photo is of Luna. Since then Boltz and Luna have joined the Exhibit Pack. There are also a couple of secondary enclosure dens for retired wolves such as Grizzer, Malik, and Shadow. Since I had a great time and since the International Wolf Center is such an important organization I decided to become a member and support this wonderful cause. If you would like more info on the International Wolf Center you can visit their website HERE!