Wolf Haven is home to about 50 wolves.
Wolf Haven’s prairie is also home to native plants, various butterfly species, the state threatened Mazama pocket gopher, snakes, raptors, and other wildlife.
Guided walking tours are the only way to see the animals in the Tenino-area facility.
The animals live in an environment that simulates their natural habitat. The group, Wolf Haven International, is dedicated to providing lifetime sanctuary for wolves, and to educating about, protecting and promoting wolves.
Officials say wolves are generally most active at dusk and dawn, and during the cooler months.
The sanctuary offers a variety of programs including lectures, children’s programs, photography tours and even “howl-ins.”
Wolf Haven International is located at 3111 Offut Lake Road, Tenino. To get there, take exit 99 off Interstate 5 and head east on 93rd Avenue for about three to four miles. At a “T” junction, turn right on Old Highway 99 and continue for another three to four miles. Go through a short railroad tunnel, and see a gas station on the right. Take a left onto Offut Road. Wolf Haven is the next right.
For information about visiting, telephone (360) 264-4695 or 1-800-448-9653, or check the Web site at www.wolfhaven.org.