WOLF – DOG – HUMAN
THE SCIENCE BEHIND AN ANCIENT RELATIONSHIP

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Welcome to the WSC - Wolf Science Center

At the Wolf Science Center we study the commonalities of wolves, dogs and humans. Our dogs and wolves are hand-raised by scientists and regularly take part in cooperation and cognitive tasks. This ensures that we can work with them in a close and trusting relationship and that the animals are in a healthy state of body and mind. These points lead us to our guiding principles: high quality fundamental research, informing the public about the Wolf - Dog - Human relationship triangle and best possible animal keeping. 

Visit us in the Game Park Ernstbrunn close to Vienna and watch our research activities and how we work with the animals. You can also take part in one of our visitor programs.

Become a foster parent of one of our wolves or dogs!

It is astonishing, how similar wolves and humans are when we look at their social life. 

Quotation by Kurt Kotrschal

Research projects

Our research projects are the heart of our work and are often supported by national and international funding institutions. Find out more about our current projects or learn more about the latest research results – illustrated as comics.

Research as Comics

The artist Renate Mowlam illustrated a lot of our research results as easy-to-understand comics. In that way, adults and children can easily get an overview about our research activities. Find out how our animals react to unknown objects, if they help each other and whether they are risk-prone. 

Our dogs

10 dogs currently live at the Wolf Science Center. They come from dog shelters in Hungary or were bred in the Center. Here you can find out more about their characters and where they come from. 

Our wolves

The WSC currently houses 16 wolves from zoos and game parks all over the world. Here you can find out more about their origins and characters. 

Diary

Anecdotes out of the daily life of our dogs and wolves: our students, interns and employees give a personal insight into the happenings at the WSC. 

Our team

The backbone of the WSC - more than 40 people perform various tasks at the WSC and make our research therefore possible. Find out more about our founders, scientists, animal trainers, administration, students/interns, photographers & tour guides.

Collaborating with the WSC

Become a member of the WSC team! You can work within the scope of an internship or as a tour guide. 

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