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The Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre (IWRC) is a sanctuary for wolves who are unable to survive in the wild. It was started in 1987 with the objective of providing a suitable environment and safe haven for wolves. While providing its resident wolves...more
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Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre | Quinta da Murta, Picão, Mafra 2665-150, Portugal
We visited without prior reservation on a Sunday. 6pm is probably the best tour to take as the wolves come out later in the day. Our guide Sarra was knowledgeable and friendly. At first we were feeling a bit disappointed with no wolves able to...More
Indeed , it was with much regretts that I learned that this Center for The Natural Habitat of the Iberian Wolves is supported by private donations, that although much apreciated do not allow the expansion of the activities and endurance as this Center is much...More
What a fantastic experience seeing some of the wolves so close up. An amazing guide who definitely knew about the wolves in her care and she could see them in the vast enclosures. She did explain to us beforehand that we may not see any...More
This was one of the places I wanted to see in a recent stay in Lisbon and was not disappointed. The directions on the web site are good and will get you to the sanctuary, but some of the signs are small so pay attention....More
Been there yesterday with family and friends. They take good care of 13 lobos ibéricos that are in a reserve that protect them from death if they are in the nature (nowadays in Portugal the lobos ibéricos can't find food and try to get food...More
I asked my son (aged 7) when we were leaving what was his favourite thing of the holiday out of the Aquarium in Lisbon, the art gallery in Belem, Tapada National Park, and this... and he shouted out the wolves! Absolutely hands down, no questions...More
Very nice and heart touching place, vital for the Iberian wolf species, a species that needs to be preserved since it is unique in both is beauty and characteristics, everyone that works in the Recovery Centre sounded and looked in loved for the work that...More
Thirty-three members of International Women in Portugal enjoyed a wet but thoroughly enjoyable Saturday morning touring the Iberian Wolf Recovery Centre under the expert guidance of Filipa Marcos. Making an appointment for a tour conducted in English was easy and driving directions from Cascais to...More
this was a real surprise. It takes a little time and a bit of map reading to get to the centre, but worth it. The drive itself is a joy, and it isn't that far off the beaten track.
The guide was informative and speaking...More