Why the Wild Needs Wolves
the time is now
Nature depends on apex carnivores 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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It Takes a Pack
The Endangered Wolf Center is preparing for the birth of several wolf pups from two of the most endangered species in the world – the Mexican wolf and American red wolf. These new additions are a critical step in our ongoing efforts to restore these endangered species to the wild.
As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of generous donors like you to continue our mission of preserving and protecting endangered wolves.
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Speaker Series: LightHawk Conservation Pilots
Join the Endangered Wolf Center on Thursday, June 22, at 6:30 pm as we welcome Diego L. Gil-Agudelo and Brooke George of LightHawk Conservation Pilots to discuss the journey of a lifetime – transporting endangered wolves to the wild!
Consistently ranked among the best summer day camps in St. Louis, MO, campers will learn about our wolves and foxes as they play games, make crafts, and explore nature!
Messy Play Day
Bring your kids to the Endangered Wolf Center and explore our wonderfully messy world!
Discover Our Mission
Get to know the Endangered Wolf Center pack on a tour, during one of our many events, or by learning about our animals online.
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HOWL WITH THE WOLVES
During evening educational programs, visitors have the chance to hear our wolves howl.
Join one of our scheduled Evening Wolf Howls or call about our two-hour Private Campfire Howls for groups or special events.
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.
It’s Puppy Season!
Help Support Our Growing Pack
Our pack is growing and we couldn’t be more excited. Puppy season is upon us this year and several of our moms are expecting. Every donation provides food for the most critically endangered wolves in the world.
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From the Blog
Two Mexican Wolf Pups Fostered in 2023
When their eyes open, they'll be wild wolves It's the opportunity of a lifetime for these pups. At just eight days old, with eyes still closed, two Mexican wolf pups born at the Endangered Wolf Center were flown to New Mexico to be fostered into a wild pack. Since...
Endangered Wolf Center Featured on PBS Nature/BBC Earth Miniseries: Dogs in the Wild
Learn About Red Wolves and Mexican Wolf Fostering Efforts in this Segment Tune in to see some familiar faces from the Endangered Wolf Center in the Defending Wild Dogs episode of "Dogs in the Wild" - a Nature | PBS and BBC Earth miniseries! We were thrilled to be...
Cherokee Nation films at the EWC for red wolf documentary
In 2022, thanks to a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, production began on a documentary about the American red wolf and its cultural significance to the Cherokee people. The Cherokee people live by the principle of balance - with their family, clan, and...
Accolades and Awards
From a long legacy of “firsts” in our field to history-making success stories, the Endangered Wolf Center has earned a number of prestigious awards and recognition. We are certified 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.