Kane Lobo Wolves  

 

Individual Wolves

These are some of the wolves I know Doctor McCleery cared for and raised from 1921 to 1962.  I've provided information and/or pictures when I had them.  He had eleven unrelated families of lobo wolves.  It was usual for Doctor McCleery to keep around twenty or thirty adult wolves but at times he had as many as forty to sixty at
the wolf park.  At one point he had over 100 wolves and decided to open another wolf park in Coatesville, PA.  He also had ducks, a horned owl, an African lynx, a Mexican bald eagle, a mountain lion, and various other animals from time to time.

Achilles, Jr. (M)

 

Achilles, Jr. mated with Timberline.  He was killed in 1954.

Achilles, Sr. (M)

 

Achilles, senior mated with Montana.  He had to be shot later when he became overly aggressive.

Achilles III (M)

 

Another favorite of Doctor McCleery.  Achilles III turned on four other young wolves when he was one year old and killed them.

Achilles IV (M)

 

Son of Achilles III, later killed his father.

Apache (F)

 

One of Jerry's daughters.  Mated with Geronimo.

Aurora (F)

 

Received from the Canadian Biological Department.  She was referred to as the "Waterton Lakes pup" because she came from that region. She and Doctor McCleery never got along well and she was later sold to a dealer.  She was shot by that dealer due to her aggressive behavior.  She was said to have the most bloodcurdling howl.

Bluffer (F)

 

Mated with Redcloud.

Boreas (M)

 

Boreas was one of the four original northern lobo pups received from the Biological Survey.  Mated with Silvermoon and later with Flash. Boreas was one of the wolves Doctor McCleery took with him in his Hupmobile and Chevy Runabout.

Bounding Elk (M)

 

A lobo that killed two timber wolves in February of 1934, which were separated by two wire enclosures.

Bruno (M)

 

 

Buffalo Bill (M)

 

A lobo that lived to be 20 years old.  He had been exhibited for 12 years at county fairs and Dr. McCleery acquired him since he was the last lobo alive outside of his pack.  He had a scar on his one shoulder.

Cleopatra (F)

 

Fierce wolf, like her namesake.

Cochise (M)

 

Mated with Indian Princess.

Custer (M)

 

Named after a lone wolf named Custer, who was one of the last tracked wolves and reported to have killed $25,000 worth of livestock.

Denver (M)

 

Large white arctic wolf that escaped in 1934.  The wolf weighed around 100 lbs. Dr. McCleery offered a $25 reward for his capture (dead or alive).

Diana (F)

 

Diane was one of the four original white northern lobo pups received from the Biological Survey. Mated with Jerry. 

Flash (F)

 

Mated with Lobo and Boreas.

Geronimo (M)

 

Geronimo was a southern lobo.  He was acquired from Mr. S. W. Whitaker of Baltimore.  Geronimo used to go with Doctor McCleery on walks, to the football games, and in his car at night while visiting patients.

Heidebloome (F)

 

The omega of the pack for many years.

Helen (F)

 

White arctic wolf.  Mated with Trevor.

Idaho (M)

 

Idaho had a habit of biting Doctor McCleery and sent him to the hospital on three occasions.  It is said Old Idaho killed more than $50,000 worth of cattle.  His picture appeared on billboards advertisements of an oil company during 1932-33.  He was used as an icon for the connection between wolves and the depression.

Indian Princess (F)

 

Mated with Cochise.

Jerry (M)

 

Jerry was the very first Lobo Wolf Doctor McCleery cared for and raised. He was procured from a zoo in Wyoming from Ray Marshall. His fur was red and he remained one of Doctor McCleery's favorites.  He was shot in 1924 when he was only five years old because he had become dangerous to others.

Keno (M)

 

 

Lady Helen (F)

 

One of these wolves is Lady Helen who Dr. McCleery sold to Lord Aukland for $3,400.  Helen was one of the few wolves Dr. McCleery ever sold.

Lobo (M)

 

Lobo was one of the four original white northern lobo pups received from the Biological Survey.  Mated with Flash and later Montana II.

Lummox (M)

 

One of the wolves Jack Lynch bought from Doctor McCleery.

Lupi (M)

 

One of the wolves Jack Lynch bought from Doctor McCleery.

Mikaweba (F)

 

 Mikaweba means  "Last of the Pack"  Probably the last lobo that Jack Hawk of Montana, an educated Indian, was able to procure for Dr. McCleery.  She was nine years old when she came to Kane.

Montana (F)

 

Montana was a white wolf. She mated with Romulus.

Montana II (F)

 

Mated with Lobo.

Neoptolemus (M)

 

One of Achilles' sons

Pancho (M)

 

Pancho was a Mexican wolf and had a savage nature.

Pyrrhus (M)

 

One of Achilles' sons. Named after Pyrrhus of Epirus, who was a Greek King.  Hannibal ranked him as the greatest military leader and strongest opponents to Early Rome. Pyrrhic victory.

Redcloud (M)

 

Very friendly with Doctor McCleery and often licked his nose and face in affection.  Mated with Bluffer.  A newspaper article mistakenly listed Redcloud as female.   

Remus (M)

 

Remus and Romulus were brothers.  Not sure which one is which though.

Richard (M)

 

One of Achilles' sons.

Romulus (M)

 

Romulus and Remus were brothers.  Romulus mated with Montana.

Saber (M)

 

One of the wolves Jack Lynch bought from Doctor McCleery.

Silvermoon (F)

 

Silvermoon was one of the four original white northern lobo pups received from the Biological Survey.  Mated with Boreas.

Snowdrift (M)

 

Saved Doctor McCleery from attacks by other wolves in his care.

Timberline (F)

 

There are affidavits of Timberline’s attacks on Elmer Jones, Clarence Johnson, and Earl Jones.

Trevor (M)

 

White arctic wolf, mated with Helen.

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