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 to Vienna and watch some of our scientific  activities and interactions with the wolves or take part/participate in one of our programs

News / Diary

Halftime

(09.02.2016, Lars Burkert)

I’ve been at the WSC for over 4 month and time has just flown by. It is a pity that I barely have 5 more months here. I really like living and working at the WSC! Most of the time I’ve spent here, I’ve been busy with my project which I am working on with Caroline Haas. We are observing different behaviors of dogs and wolves during pack feeding. We are using different kinds of food in our experiments to see how the animals react to different situations. The food varies from little pieces of meat, which can hardly be monopolized, to one big piece for the whole pack, which can be easily monopolized by one animal. In the little piece condition of our experiment, but also in the one piece each condition, where the number pieces of meat were equal to the number of pack members and it was difficult to monopolize food, the animals were peaceful as we expected them to be.

News / Dates

04.03.2016, 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

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

Geronimo

Beautiful & Shy
Our most beautiful wolf – Geronimo

Geronimo is beautiful and he knows it. A dream for every wolf photographer! His godparents and his (human) colleagues of the WSC are calling him "Sir Geronimo" He has a great aversion to strangers - but loves to get scratched for hours by people he …

About us / Our dogs

Pepeo

The open minded …

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!