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Press Release: CEO Virginia Busch to Retire in December

Virginia Busch, CEO of the Endangered Wolf Center (EWC), announced on October 4th she will retire at the end of this year after 10 years leading one of the region’s/country’s largest conservation centers to preserve and protect Mexican wolves, red wolves, and other wild canid species. Although  Busch will step away as CEO, she will continue to work in a strategic consultant role that will include donor relations, marketing and branding, and strategic planning for the EWC beginning  January 1, 2022.      Busch joined the Endangered Wolf Center as its Executive Director...

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Female Eagle Scout Honors Marlin & Carol Perkins’ Legacy

  The Endangered Wolf Center celebrated the Grand Opening of the Marlin & Carol Perkins Stage alongside Shannon Renkey, the Perkins family, and current host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Peter Gros. The Marlin and Carol Perkins Stage is an Eagle Scout project led by Shannon Renkey of Scouts BSA Troop 911.   Shannon Renkey is one of five scouts that founded the first female Scouts BSA Troop in the greater St. Louis Area Council Boone Trails District.  Shannon was the first female in the Greater St. Louis Area Council-Boone Trails district to appear before the Eagle Project...

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Stephanie Arne Appointed Director of Education for the Endangered Wolf Center

PRESS RELEASE Missouri-based Endangered Wolf Center CEO Virginia Busch has announced the appointment of Stephanie Arne as its new Director of Education. Arne is an accomplished wildlife conservationist and the former host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. She has worked in 20 countries and filmed stories on everything from polar bears to penguins.  According to Busch: “Stephanie has a strong connection with nature. She embraces the importance of living as a part of the natural world, rather than separate from it. And she knows that sharing that connectivity is critical to protecting nature...

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EWC Fosters 11 Mexican Wolf Pups to the Wild

2021 has been an eventful and record-breaking pup foster season at the Endangered Wolf Center. In total, 22 pups born in managed care – half of which came from the Endangered Wolf Center – were fostered into eight wild packs this spring. Two of our Mexican wolf mothers, Vera and Zana, gave birth to litters that were fostered into four wild packs in New Mexico and Arizona. Their valuable genetics will strengthen the health of this critically endangered wild population.     An Unforgettable Journey At only ten days old, the pups may not remember their journeys to the...

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Historic Release of American Red Wolves to the Wild

  Things Just Got Wild… On April 30 and May 1, 2021 four American red wolves from the Endangered Wolf Center, Wolf Conservation Center, and Wolf Haven International were released in a protected refuge of North Carolina. The goal? To assist in maintaining the only wild population of the most critically endangered wolf in the world.  This collaborative effort is the first time since 1998 that adult American red wolves were released into the wild from managed care facilities.       Why Save the American Red Wolf? “The American red wolf is a national treasure, and I am...

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