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 / Diary

Winter is coming

(07.12.2016, Luisa Hofberger)

We have students from India, South Italy and so on, but no one freezes as much as I do…and actually, I should be the one to be used to it the most.

News / Dates

09.12.2016, 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 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


Etu seems to be the most courageous of our pups. He’s as keen as mustard and mostly the first to be involved everywhere. He’s still suspicious of Rooobert’s camera, but this might be a good thing, because Etu loves to “explore” things with …

About us / Our dogs


Working junkie
The sweet dog Maisha

As a single rather reserved, but with the pack in the thick of it. Maisha is a workdog - friendly to humans. …

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!