Posts by SteveP

African painted dog talk highlights positives

Given that he was talking about an endangered species, it was refreshing to hear Dr. Greg Rasmussen sound so many optimistic tones during his talk on African painted dogs March 8, 2017 at the Endangered Wolf Center. Rasmussen even used the term “Map of Opportunity” when he displayed a map showing where African painted dogs can be found in national parks in five African nations that have united to create the Kavango Zambezi trans-frontier Conservation area (KAZA),  the largest trans-boundary conservation area in Africa. Here under one conservation umbrella, painted dogs in Angola, Zambia,...

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Watch us on ‘Great Day St. Louis’

Click here to watch Matt Chambers’ interview with Endangered Wolf Center Executive Director Virginia Busch, which was aired live Jan. 3, 2017 on the “In the Spotlight” segment of “Great Day St. Louis” on...

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‘Working to save wild canids’

Here’s a link to “Working to save wild canid species from extinction,” an article by Regina Mossotti, our Director of Animal Care and Conservation. It appeared in “Nature’s Newsletter,” a publication of the Delaware Valley Eagle Alliance.  The article begins on Page 8. The article begins with Mossotti noting “an increasing disconnect between younger individuals and their understanding of why zoos and other captive facilities still exist.”...

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Our 2017 events, camps & programs

2017 Calendar of Events   Trivia Friday, Feb. 10, Kirkwood Community Center   Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Sunday, April 9, location to be determined   Wolves & Wine Auction Friday, April 21, Selkirk Auctioneers and Appraisers   Polo Saturday, Aug. 19, Defiance, Missouri (Rain date, Sept. 23) Wolf Fest Saturday, Oct. 21, Endangered Wolf Center   Members’ Day Saturday, Nov. 11, Endangered Wolf Center   Holiday Boutique Saturday, Dec. 2, Endangered Wolf Center   2017 Education Programs   January 7-Campfire Wolf Howl 14-Winter Wolf Camp 21-Fennec Fox...

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Trivia Night sponsors and donors

Our Trivia Night 2017 was a fun and successful fundraiser for the Endangered Wolf Center. Thanks to all who took part, and to those who sponsored the event – especially Event Sponsor Jay Smith – or donated prizes. Trivia Night 2017 was held Friday Feb. 10 at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 South Geyer Road. More than 300 players competed, with the winning team – table #31 – getting 96 of 100 answers correct. The second and third teams had 93 and 92 correct. This year, we added a VIP table level, where guests got to meet and be photographed with ambassador animals before the Trivia...

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