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.

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Leading the Pack in Endangered Wolf Recovery

Did you know? Every Mexican wolf in the wild today can trace his or her roots back to the Endangered Wolf Center. Founded in 1971 by beloved zoologist and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom host Marlin Perkins and his wife, Carol, our Center continues to lead the pack with pioneering science, cross-fostering, reintroduction and inspiring educational programs.

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50th Anniversary Matching Grant

In honor of the Endangered Wolf Center’s 50th Anniversary, the August A. Busch III Charitable Trust and the Kevin Beckmann Charitable Trust are offering to match dollar-for-dollar all donations up to $400,000 until December 31, 2022. Double My Donation Now.

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Upcoming Events

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Throughout the year, our Center plays host to all kinds of special events. Here’s what’s coming up next. Click through to reserve your spot or purchase tickets.

Howliday Howls

Our Howliday Howls provide guests with a unique opportunity to connect with nature while celebrating these fun and festive days. Learn More

50th Anniversary Matching Grant

Please Help Us Meet Our 50th Anniversary
$400,000 Matching Grant! Double My Donatio Now.

Tours & Virtual Programs

Get to know the Endangered Wolf Center pack on a tour, during one of our many events, or by learning about our animals online

Private Tours

Private Tours are offered everyday except for Tuesday. Reservations are required and 24 hours notice is recommended. Book online or call 636-938-5900. Read more

Virtual Visits

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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Stay connected on our social channels for upcoming events or view our most recent Events Calendar. Calendar


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

Meet Our Animals

Mexican Wolf

Red Wolf

Maned Wolf

African Painted Dog

Swift Fox

Fennec Fox

Arctic Fox

Education Ambassadors

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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

Cherokee Nation films at the EWC for red wolf documentary

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, 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.

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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.

- Janet J