Why the Wild Needs Wolves
the time is now
Nature depends on apex predators and keystone species to survive and thrive. Wolves are both, which is why the wild needs wolves – and why we need you.
SAVING ENDANGERED SPECIES
WILDLIFE EDUCATION SINCE 1971
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Pups born here
Leading the Pack in Endangered Wolf Recovery
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2021 has been an eventful and record-breaking pup foster season at the Endangered Wolf Center. In total, 22 pups born in managed care - half of which came from the Endangered Wolf Center - were fostered into eight wild packs this spring. Two of our Mexican wolf...
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Tours & Virtual Programs
Our Center remains open in limited capacity by reservation only as a safety precaution. We continue to work on exciting ways to bring our pack to yours, including virtual tours, educational webinars with experts in their field, and more.
Virtual Visits and Virtual Field Trips will last about 30 minutes on a virtual meeting platform. Up to 5 groups from different households will be able to join in the chat with our animal care staff, and you’ll take turns asking questions to learn more about our Animal Ambassadors. Read more
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The Endangered Wolf Center is located about 20 miles southwest of St. Louis at the Washington University Tyson Research Center. Our address is:
6750 Tyson Valley Road,
Eureka, MO 63025.
From Interstate 44, take Exit 269, the Beaumont-Antire Road exit. We are located on the north side off I-44. Turn right onto Tyson Valley Road. Please call or visit our Tours page for tour times and special events. Directions
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African Painted Dog
However your heart can hear the call of the wolf, we welcome you to be a part of our pack. From individual donations to corporate sponsorships, monthly memberships to sharing your time and talent as a volunteer, we hope you’ll join us.
A huge howl out to all of our members, sponsors, volunteers and donors who help make everything we do possible.
Help us Save a Species
One Adorable Puppy at a Time
Our pack is growing, and we couldn’t be more excited. Already 16 pups have been born in 2020. Every meal your donations provide will help us feed two of the most critically endangered wolf species in the world.
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From the Blog
Virginia Busch, CEO of the Endangered Wolf Center (EWC), announced on October 4th she will retire at the end of this year after 10 years leading one of the region's/country's largest conservation centers to preserve and protect Mexican wolves, red wolves, and other...
The Endangered Wolf Center celebrated the Grand Opening of the Marlin & Carol Perkins Stage alongside Shannon Renkey, the Perkins family, and current host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Peter Gros. The Marlin and Carol Perkins Stage is an Eagle Scout...
PRESS RELEASE Missouri-based Endangered Wolf Center CEO Virginia Busch has announced the appointment of Stephanie Arne as its new Director of Education. Arne is an accomplished wildlife conservationist and the former host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. She has...
Accolades and Awards
From a long legacy of “firsts” in our field to history-making success stories, our Center has earned a number of prestigious awards and recognition. We are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a recognition held by fewer than 10% of the zoos, aquariums and other animal exhibitors licensed in the US.
Our kids are still talking about the Endangered Species Tour and the fun they had howling with the wolves. We left feeling a deeper connection to these amazing animals and their essential role in the wild.