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

Little big news: Welcome Ela and Etu!

(21.05.2016, Esther Rudolph)

Finally! After several weeks of hoping and waiting we're more than happy to welcome two new members to the WSC. Timberwolf pups Ela (female, "Earth") and Etu (male, "Sun“), from a Canadian zoo, moved in to their new enclosure today, where educated puppy-raisers are going to take care of them twenty-four-seven.

News / Dates

03.06.2016, 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 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


Our biggest wolf
Aragorn in the snow-covered enclosure

Aragorn is the "calmness" in wolf-shape. Our biggest and jet-black wolf is laid-back and with his orange-coloured eyes attentively observing the events in the park. He is not the leader in the pack. Though he has a physical advantage over   Kaspar …

About us / Our dogs


Hurry-scurry nerd
Our she-dog Zuri

Zuri is a little tomboy. Everyone entering the enclosure is licked from top to bottom and jumped on. After a  boisterous welcome ceremony she wants to be fondled and stroked for hours. …

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!