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Our physical center near Julian, CA is home to several packs of gray wolves, including an impressive pack of Rocky Mountain gray wolves as well as multiple packs of Mexican gray wolves. Some of our wolf packs are featured in our educational programs. Seeing our resident wolves helps people form a bridge of understanding and heightens interest in conserving wolves in the wild. Meet some of our residents wolves here. We strive to provide the best, most natural environment for all wolves living at the California Wolf Center.

The California Wolf Center participates in the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan, a bi-national effort to help Mexican wolves recover in the wild. We are among the largest breeding and host centers for Mexican gray wolves in the United States. Learn about the plight of Mexican gray wolves here. Most of the Center's Mexican gray wolf packs reside in spacious, off-exhibit habitats that help prepare them for potential release into the wild. Retaining their wild nature by keeping them off-exhibit will help them to survive if they are selected for release into the Mexican Wolf Recovery Area in New Mexico and Arizona. The Mexican gray wolves that are not candidates for release or breeding are on limited exhibit during our educational programs. This gives visitors the extraordinary opportunity to view the distinctive physical features of this magnificent and unique subspecies of gray wolf.

We offer a variety of programs to choose from, including public tours, private tours, school and youth programs, off-site presentations, special events, and more. Reservations are required for all programs. Please explore these pages to learn about all the different ways you can come see our wolves.

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