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

Who is more aggressive: The dog or the wolf?

This time a blog about research (23.08.2016, Luisa Hofberger)

Previous studies at the WSC discovered a difference in the aggressive behavior of dogs and wolves in the food-sharing context. Dogs have a steeper hierarchy and only the dominant animal is allowed to eat, whereas in wolves, even though both individuals show aggression, they also show co-feeding.

News / Dates

14.10.2016, 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

Wamblee

The cuddly monster
The yob Wamblee runs through the deep snow

When looking at Wamblee many visitors see first his glowing, yellowish eyes. They form a nice contrast to his black fur. This extraordinary pretty, a quite gracile male loves to be petted for hours by his caregivers. However, it is advisable to keep …

About us / Our dogs

Enzi

Enzi means "strong" and "confident" in Swahili. He got this name, because he was the heaviest and longest puppy.  …

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!