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 mentally and physically fit.

Come to visit us at the Wildpark Ernstbrunn (deer/game/wildlife park) near 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

Two wolves running on the treadmill simultaneously for the first time

(29.02.2016, Lena Schaidl)

The first pair of wolves that had the chance to run together on the treadmill was two of our black, eight year old wolves Kaspar and Aragorn. Both can run singularly for more than two minutes on the running belt and we were curious to see how they would cope with the unusual situation of suddenly being together.

News / Dates

19.08.2016, Foto-Shooting

With the camera into the wolf enclosure
Taking a picture of the young she-wolf Una

Take your own photos of the wolves - all individual and at close range! Our wolves are experienced and very well socialized "models".

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

Tayanita

Drawn to humans
Tayanita, einer unserer ersten Wölfinnen, beim Knabbern eines Knochens.

Sadly, Taya died in July 2009 due to a stomach rotation; the autopsy also revealed water in her brain (Hydrocephalus). This was also the reason why she was blind, clearly mentally handicapped and suffering from epileptic attacks. Nevertheless, she …

About us / Our dogs

Nuru

Cuddle dog
One of our dogs: Nuru

The leader of the "chicken"-bunch is a cheerful, thickly, wonderful cockerel  - uh, dog. …

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!