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.

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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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Support Our American Red Wolf Fundraiser, "United We Howl"

Help us raise $50,000 to support the only large carnivore solely native to the US – the American Red Wolf.

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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.

Members’ Day is June 22

Join us for a Members-only Summer Celebration – it’s sure to be a howling good time!


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Summer Camp Registration is Open

Join our Sensory Safari! Time to use all five of your senses! At the Endangered Wolf Center’s Sensory Safari Summer Camp, campers will learn how our animals use their sense of taste, touch, smell, sight, and song to navigate the world around them – and how they can, too!

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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 tour programs, both public and private.

Reservations are required, as all of our programs are guided by knowledgeable educators.
Book online now 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 Wolf Howl 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

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.




















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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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Went to the evening wolf howl with some friends. Staff was very knowlegable and fun. They also had pretty mpressive howls to get the wolves repsonding. Fun evening. We will all be back for the longer tour.
Lynn Griffard
Lynn Griffard
We attended a Wolf Howl and enjoyed it very much! The program was informative and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. And the wolves howled! Nothing else like that sound and experiencing it in person is just a short drive from St. Louis and well worth it.
Tim Keeney
Tim Keeney
The friendliness, interesting animals, the complete Care that with which they are cared.
Seth Crosby
Seth Crosby
Enjoyed the endangered species tour!
Leslie Rigdon
Leslie Rigdon
Amazing staff passionate about the animals in their care. Staff was very informative and courteous
Andy Lowenthal
Andy Lowenthal
This place is amazing. We left well educated on wolves (and other species) from history to current events. The focus is clearly on always doing what it is best for the animals in their care. Plan to ask lots of questions. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and happy to answer all questions and even adding more information to the conversation. The research and science that goes into everything shows and was great to learn about. I bought tickets a few days in advance and would always recommend doing that as they do sell out. Also, plan to be outdoors for an hour or more to dress accordingly. Hot or cold it’s hard to enjoy the tour if you are uncomfortable. The only restrooms are port a potty so plan accordingly if you don’t prefer to use those. Overall, it was a great experience and am grateful we had the opportunity to visit.
Lucretia Wendt
Lucretia Wendt
My son and I visited St. Louis for Spring Break. We went on the Endangered Species Tour and had lots of fun here! Definitely check for available tickets at least a week ahead and be sure to wear comfy walking shoes. Many of us were late due to highway traffic but the tour guide and other staff were very accommodating and knowledgeable. Great outdoor experience for kids!
Allyson Nye
Allyson Nye
Our experience at the Wolf Center was everything we hoped it would be, and more. The location is super easy to locate, and with reserved tickets online ahead of time they made check in very easy. We came for a private tour for our family of 4, as a birthday gift to our wolf obsessed daughter. We got to see the grounds, the wolves, and even hear them howl. Lucky put on quite a show for us! The gift shop was great, we purchased a few things to have some extra lasting memories. Most importantly it strengthened our kids love of nature, and peaked further interests. Couldn't thank this place enough for what they're doing to impact the future of this species. 🙌
Jayne Colwell
Jayne Colwell
Love it! Feel close to Sam Marinelli when visiting outdoors!
David Marinelli
David Marinelli