Posts by SteveP

Thank you, Wolf Fest 2016 sponsors

We’d like to thank the many thousands of visitors who helped make Wolf Fest 2016 the huge success it was. (Wolf Fest 2017 will be Saturday, Oct. 21.) And we especially want to thank the many sponsors who made our open house event on Oct. 8 possible: Premier Sponsor: Emerson Main Demonstration Sponsor: Kevin and Betty Sponsors: A Storage Inn, Judith Portnoy Stella Amsinger and Connor Anderson Penny Anderson Anonymous Craig and Denise Austin The Baker and Hunter Family Wendy Birmingham and Lori Schmoll, Andrew and Jennifer Baur Dave Blue and Missy Rung-Blue The Broom...

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We must remain on the side of zoos

The message below from Endangered Wolf Center Executive Director Virginia Busch appears in the Center’s Summer 2016 Magazine. Dear Friends of the Endangered Wolf Center, In recent months, I’ve watched the zoological community struggle with the concept of relevance, and how it relates to conservation, animal care and their mission. With so much of the wild in a state of crisis and our planet in the midst of its sixth extinction cycle inarguably brought on by humans, the great irony and tragedy is that the very institutions capable of affecting positive change for wildlife and wild...

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Charity Polo Match benefits wolves

All proceeds from the St. Louis Benefit Polo Club’s match on Saturday, Aug. 27, went to the Endangered Wolf Center and its important mission of preserving critically endangered Mexican wolves and red wolves. The match was held at the Blue Heron Farms Polo Club, 4020 Benne Road, Defiance, MO 63341. Gates opened at 3 p.m. and the match began at 4 p.m. Admission was just $25 a carload. VIP tickets were $75 a person. VIPs enjoyed a reserved area with an elevated view and all activities, including food and drinks, free of charge.  Sponsorships started at $500. Sponsorships included seating under...

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Wolves series is now on ‘Wild Kingdom’

Marlin Perkins is back on “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.” Actually, his image appears in a segment of the show’s latest webisode series  “Wolves.” Much of the four-part series was filmed at the Endangered Wolf Center, located on the grounds of Washington University’s Tyson Research Center in Eureka, Missouri. The Center was founded in 1971 by Marlin Perkins and his wife Carol. Marlin Perkins, former director of the Saint Louis Zoo, was the original and longtime host of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,” which debuted on NBC in January 1963. Perkins teamed with Jim Fowler to take viewers...

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‘Wild Kingdom’ returns to the wolf center

“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” returns to Center founded by Marlin Perkins to film newborn wolf pups Stephanie Arne, the host of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom,” returned to the Endangered Wolf Center — founded by Marlin Perkins, the original host of “Wild Kingdom” — near St. Louis May 23-24 to film Mexican wolf pups who were born this spring. “Wild Kingdom” debuted in 1963 on NBC while Perkins was director of the St. Louis Zoo. He hosted the show until 1985, a year before his death. Jim Fowler, his teammate, took over as host after Perkins retired. The weekly series featured stories...

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