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Wolf Sanctuary of PA
What could be cooler than witnessing a snow white wolf howl at a fat full moon?
The Wolves of Speedwell are alive and well at the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, snuggled along the Hammer Creek in Elizabeth Township near Lititz.
They roam and live comfortably in natural habitat on roughly 80 secured acres at the site.
The non-profit Wolf Sanctuary of PA is dedicated to the preservation of the wolf. Wolves are carnivorous wild mammals and relatives of domesticated dogs. While they hunt in packs, they have been nearly wiped out in North America and Eurasia, both places in which they were native. Adult males can weigh upwards of 180 pounds, while females can weigh as much as 120 pounds.
The Wolves of Speedwell sanctuary was founded more than 30 years ago as a private rescue. Since then, it has become a refuge for wolves, which are illegal to keep as pets in Pennsylvania. The facility has become an environmental educational center providing programs and guided tours to create better awareness about wolf biology and conservation.
This family-owned wolf refuge offers guided public and private tours and monthly full moon events. The Wolf Sanctuary of PA is located at 465 Speedwell Forge Road in Lititz.
The property dates to the 1700s, when it was settled and the Speedwell Forge Mansion was built. Restored and now a bed and breakfast, the mansion is a National Register of Historic Places site.
For tour information about the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, to volunteer or donate to the sanctuary visit wolfsanctuary.org