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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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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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.

Speaker Series

Join the Endangered Wolf Center on Thursday, September 21st at 6:30 pm as we welcome Aaron Jeffries of the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Summer Camp

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!

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Messy Play Day

Bring your kids to the Endangered Wolf Center and explore our wonderfully messy world! 

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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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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

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...

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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Took the whole family. The tour was great and very informative!
Mike E
Mike E
So much fun and knowledge too!
Jennifer Malady
Jennifer Malady
Knowledge staff Made the tour fun.
Jill Franks
Jill Franks
An amazing experience and team!!
joseph dancy
joseph dancy
Very knowledgeable and patient staff. We came with 2 very active toddlers and the staff were very understanding. We received immediate help when the boys overheated and were assisted into an ac room so they could cool down. So very helpful, especially a young woman who's name I can not remember, but know that she is one of 2 who share the same first name. One of my Grandsons has special needs , although it doesn't show on the outside, and he loves Wolf's 💙. He especially loved touching the different pelts . Thank you . We will be back once it gets cooler.
Iris Meder
Iris Meder