Why the Wild Needs Wolves


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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.

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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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Strengthen the Pack

To kick off our goal of raising $100,000 for wolves by Dec. 31st, the Kevin Beckmann Charitable Trust is doubling every dollar donated for our first $25,000.

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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 Boutique

Calling all holiday shoppers: The gift shop at the Endangered Wolf Center is your one-stop shop during this busy holiday season. We’re here to meet all of your gift-giving needs through our offering of unique collectibles, nature-themed apparel, and other sustainably-sourced merchandise.

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Howliday Howls

Join the Endangered Wolf Center during the holidays with an experience unlike any other. Our Howliday Howls provide guests with a unique opportunity to connect with nature while celebrating these fun and festive days.

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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.

Plan Your Visit

The Endangered Wolf Center is a family-friendly destination that offers a variety of tours and educational programs, both public and private.

Reservations are required, as all of our programs are guided by knowledgeable educators. Book your visit online or call 636-938-5900.


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

Meet Our Animals

Mexican Wolf

Red Wolf

Maned Wolf

African Painted Dog

Swift Fox

Fennec Fox

Arctic Fox

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Get Involved

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.




















Double Your Donation until Dec. 31

To Strengthen our Pack

From the tips of our ears to the bottom of our hearts, your support means the world to us. We’re sending howls of thanks.

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From the Blog

Benefit Endangered Wolves While You Shop

Benefit Endangered Wolves While You Shop

Happy Howlidays! We've curated the perfect gifts that keep giving –  to your loved ones and the planet. Every gift you purchase through the Endangered Wolf Center Gift Shop helps us continue to provide expert care, veterinary services, education, and nutrition to the...

Recap: Joint Mexican Wolf and American Red Wolf Annual Meeting

Recap: Joint Mexican Wolf and American Red Wolf Annual Meeting

Co-hosting the meeting near Yellowstone National Park In July of 2023, wolf biologists, zoological professionals, and conservationists came together for the Join Mexican Wolf and American Red Wolf Annual Meeting near Yellowstone National Park, which was co-hosted by...

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.

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One of the biggest hidden gems in STL for animal lovers. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. A great place to take the kids to help them learn about animal conservation!
Morgan McCourt
Morgan McCourt
Steven Inge
Steven Inge
Nothing like it where we live. I didn’t know there were so many different kinds of wolves. The guide was very informative and covered a lot of information in a short time on the endangered tour. Our kids ages 7-14 enjoyed it. And the adults did too!
Mel P
Mel P
Great experience for the whole family
C Flo
C Flo
Visiting the EWC was a memorable experience for my granddaughter and I. We watched a brief video about the mission of the center then headed outside to view the foxes and wolves. Paige, our tour guide, was friendly and full of interesting facts about the animals and EWC.
Joanne Holmes
Joanne Holmes
Be sure to book a spot for the tours ahead of time via the website. Volunteers was very knowledgeable and friendly -- i learned a lot! And the gift shop was great, too.
Lisa Matrasko
Lisa Matrasko