Welcome to the Wolf Science Center (WSC)

The research triangle of the WSC: wolf, dog and human connected by relationship, history and development; in the center cooperation and emotion

The Wolf Science Center was founded to investigate the common characteristics shared by wolf, dog and man. Our wolves and dogs are hand raised by our scientists and take part in regular tasks concerning cooperation and cognition. Thus we maintain a close and mutually satisfying relationship, that enables us to explore the cognitive capabilities of our animals and keeps them alive as well as mentally and physically fit.

Come to visit us at the Wildpark Ernstbrunn (deer/game/wildlife park) near to Vienna and watch some of our scientific  activities and interactions with the wolves or take part/participate in one of our programs

News / WSC-News

Bashira und Hakima picked an owner!

Who let the dogs out?! (24.09.2013, Rita Takács und Christina Mayer)

Da wir hier am WSC kein Tier zu etwas zwingen, haben wir Baschira und Hakima in Frühpensionn geschickt. Diese zwei, uns sehr ans Herz gewachsenen Hunde, fühlen sich in menschlicher Obhut wohler als im Rudel, somit dürfen Sie ab sofort bei einer unserer Trainerinnen, Christina Mayer und einer Studentin, Lena Schaidl, leben.

News / Dates

07.11.2014, Howl-Night

Or: barbecueing sausages, listening to tales, wolves in the spotlight!
Portrait vom jungen weißen Wolf Kenai, der heult

Since ever you wanted to hear wolves howling in the night? Listening tales, myths and fact about these fascinating animals, while sitting at a camp fire? Then get bewitched in our Howl-Night.

Support

Support the Wolf Science Center!

Our wolves are glad for any kind of support

Share our joy of the thrilling work with wolves, dogs an humans! You support by financial participation our attempt to set new standards in the wolf science and -keeping.

About us / Our wolves

Kaspar

Everything under control
Kaspar lying under the trees in Grünau

  ... but control isn't everything! The Alpha wolf of  the Black Pack is very observant, nothing escapes his gaze. But when he starts a passionate howl with Shima and Aragorn, or dozes of in the shadow closely to the both, you realize: it's not …

About us / Our dogs

Rafiki

Gentle rowdy
Rafiki is one of our dog chiefs

Rafiki is a calm, nice chap. Only in case another dog gets in his way, he can be "poisonous". …

Must have / Shop

DVD Set "Together with wolves under a blanket" ("Mit Wölfen unter einer Decke")

"Universum" Documentation about the Wolf Science Center

For one year the Wolf Science Center was accompanied by the "Universum"-Team.

In this documentation you will get an insight into the impressive research on the mental and social abilities of dogs and wolves and the hand-raising of wolf-puppies!