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Job Opening: Summer Tour Guide

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Job Opening: Summer Tour Guide

Join us as a Summer Tour Guide.

The Summer Tour Guide will be responsible for successfully executing tours as scheduled, as well as filling in at other programs as assigned.

This is a temporary, seasonal, part-time position. Candidates should be able to work fluctuating hours during the months of June, July, and August. Start and end date will be decided upon hiring. Weekend shifts are required. The work schedule may change weekly. We anticipate this position to average about 20 hours a week, but this could change based off of business needs and may fluctuate greatly throughout the season.

For a full job description, see document below.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to Brian Chrysler, Director of Education and Operations, at [email protected]. Due to the volume of applicants, phone calls will not be returned. Those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted before May 4, 2018.

Summer Tour Guide Job Description

 

Job Opening: Seasonal Tour Guide

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Job Opening: Seasonal Tour Guide

We have an opening for a Seasonal Tour Guide.

The Seasonal Tour Guide will be responsible for successfully executing tours as scheduled, assisting the Special Programs Coordinator with Private Events and Overnight Campouts, as well as filling in at other programs as assigned.

This is a temporary, seasonal, part-time position. Candidates must be able to work fluctuating hours from May 28, 2018 to November 25, 2018. Weekday and Weekend shifts are required. The work schedule may change weekly. We anticipate this position to average about 24 hours a week, but this could change based off of business needs and may fluctuate greatly throughout the season.

For a full job description, see document below.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to Brian Chrysler, Director of Education and Operations, at [email protected]. Due to the volume of applicants, phone calls will not be returned. Those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted before May 4, 2018.

Seasonal Tour Guide Job Description

Job Opening: Receptionist

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Job Opening: Receptionist

We’re looking for a receptionist to join our team.

Responsible for answering phones, booking reservations, greeting guests as they arrive, processing payments and other duties as assigned.

This is a part-time, 16 hour-per-week position that will work two days each week (Sunday and Monday). Those days will remain the same each week.

For a full job description, see document below.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to Angelena Mathes, Guest Relations Manager, at [email protected]. Due to the volume of applicants, phone calls will not be returned. Those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted before April 28, 2018.

Receptionist Job Description

Celebrate Lucky’s First Birthday May 6

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Celebrate Lucky’s First Birthday May 6

The Lucky Number is One

Lucky’s Story
They grow up so fast! It was just one year ago that the Endangered Wolf Center welcomed maned wolf pup Lucky to our pack – and she’s been winning hearts ever since.

Lucky

Her story is one of surviving and thriving. Born at Zoo Boise to a mother who was unable to raise her litter, Lucky was the only surviving pup. The EWC was asked to step in because of our experience fostering other species of canids, and at just two weeks old, Lucky flew home to St. Louis where she’s been raised as an animal ambassador for her species. (For the complete story of how Lucky came to live at the EWC, go to our Meet Lucky post.)

Today, with the collaboration of the Saint Louis Zoo veterinarian team, the Wildlife Rescue Center and the Animal Clinic of Clayton, at one year old, Lucky has grown from less than a pound to nearly 55 pounds and is thriving. And she’s already winning hearts with her dynamic personality. “She’s a strong pup,” says Regina Mossotti, Director of Animal Care and Conservation at the EWC. “She’s a fighter – a survivor. And very intelligent, too! She outsmarted her foster puppy brothers and sisters, figuring out puzzles much faster, and showing great curiosity, she loves to explore everything!”

Lucky Cute

Lucky’s unique situation and her sweet personality make her the perfect ambassador for her species. Never before has a maned wolf been available for an up close experience to educate the public about the plight of her unique species. Lucky and the staff at EWC are happy to tell her story, which is not only heartwarming, but an example of the critical conservation efforts at the EWC to help preserve and protect endangered species.

The Celebration
As is customary for families with babies turning one, the EWC is planning a birthday party for Lucky – not only to commemorate her first birthday, but to celebrate her survival! Of course, Lucky will make an appearance at her party, during which we’ll celebrate with a “cake” (one for Lucky and one more suitable for our guests!), birthday card and presents. There will also be party games, live music, photo opportunities, craft projects and more during the party.

Lucky 11-months

Lucky 11 months

The Details
The celebration is on Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. at the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri. Space is limited, so if you’d like to help us celebrate, give us a call today at 636-938-5900; reservations are $25/person.

Birthday Presents for Lucky
Can’t attend the party but you’d like to help? Visit our Amazon Wish List and send Lucky a birthday present! Or make a donation in honor of Lucky on our website or on GiveSTL Day, Tuesday, May 2 at https://www.givestlday.org/endangeredwolfcenter. A generous supporter of the EWC will match all donations!

 

Regina and Lucky on plane

Regina & Lucky

About maned wolves

– The maned wolf is the tallest member of the canid family, but it is not a true wolf. It is in its own unique genus, and more closely related to an ancient canid.

– Maned wolves are nicknamed “fox on stilts” for their leggy build and fox-like features.

– This South American native roams a range extending from the Amazon in Brazil to the dry shrub forests of Paraguay and northern Argentina.

– Unlike most wolves, these gentle, timid animals typically live alone, except to breed.

– The maned wolf is threatened with extinction in its native habitat. This is due to loss of habitat—grasslands being converted to crops or grazing pastures.

– The introduction of dog diseases, and also a belief that some of its organs have medicinal healing powers have also led to maned wolf population decline.

Hike with us on National Trails Day June 2

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Hike with us on National Trails Day June 2

Join us National Trail Day Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2, 2018 by joining us for a 4-mile hike through the Endangered Wolf Center.

We’ll hike from the gatehouse down Igloo Road, up to the cave and back to the campfire for lunch – stopping to howl with the wolves along the way – then we’ll visit with one of our ambassador animals! While the hike is approximately four miles, it’s an easy trail, and everyone is welcome.

EWC National Trail Day

The gates open at 10 a.m.and the hike starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. (No admittance after 10:30 a.m.) The price is $10 per person and includes lunch and live acoustic music!

For reservations call 636-938-5900.

 

 

 

EWC Partners with BarkBox to Help the Wolves

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on EWC Partners with BarkBox to Help the Wolves

Bark Box

We’re happy to announce a partnership with BarkBox, the monthly subscription service that sends all-natural dog treats and clever toys to spoiled dogs everywhere!

We know our friends and EWC members are animal lovers whose family members include dogs, so we thought you might be interested in lending us a paw…

When you sign up for a new subscription using our code SAVEWOLVES or by going to www.barkbox.com/savewolves, BarkBox will donate $25 to the EWC for every new subscriptionand you’ll get 50% off your first box!

We thank you for your support of the EWC – and your dog will thank you for BarkBox!

Learn more about BarkBox

Celebrate International Lobo Week

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Celebrate International Lobo Week

Join us as we celebrate International Lobo Week, March 25-31, 2018.

Cedar

Cedar

Twenty years ago this week, 11 captive-born Mexican wolves (knownas lobos) were released into the wilds of New Mexico and Arizona for the first time since they were nearly eradicated in the early twentieth century and officially declared and listed as endangered in the 1970s.

In 1976, three years after the passage of the Endangered Species Act, the lobo was listed as an endangered species. With just seven Mexican wolves, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joined with several zoological institutions to begin a captive breeding program to save this wolf from extinction. On March 29, 1998, the first wolves were reintroduced in the Blue Range Recovery Area in New Mexico and Arizona: after more than 30 years, one of the rarest mammals on earth returned home to the mountains of the southwest.

To commemorate this reintroduction, the EWC and many other organizations around the world are celebrating Lobo Week and raising awareness of the plight of the Mexican wolf. But unfortunately, despite 20 years of recovery efforts, the Mexican wolf is still critically endangered.

Every lobo that exists in the wild today can trace its roots back to the Endangered Wolf Center, which is located right here in St. Louis!

Nashoba

Nashoba

In 1971, beloved zoologist Marlin Perkins and his wife, Carol, joined with a group of individuals to found the Endangered Wolf Center in an effort to address the serious plight of wolves at risk of extinction. Our visionary founders knew what scientists have recently confirmed: no ecosystem can thrive without its keystone species in place.

Through carefully managed breeding programs, inspiring educational programs and innovative methods for introducing releasable wolves into their native habitats, the EWC set out to change the fate of endangered canids.

And for more than 45 years, we’ve been doing just that. Today our nonprofit organization is considered a cornerstone of wolf conservation in America. We hope you’ll join us – this week and beyond – in our celebration of the lobo.

 

Mack & Vera

Mack & Vera

Meet Vera
Vera is a 4-year-old female Mexican wolf who came from Mexico to be paired with Mack, a male Mexican wolf. They got along very well and had their first litter of pups (3 girls and 1 boy) in Spring 2016. Two girls from that litter were part of the first efforts to foster pups from managed care into a wild litter. Last year Vera continued to make history when she gave birth to a little male pup named Nashoba, who is the first successful Mexican wolf pup born using frozen/thaw semen artificial insemination.

Mack has been a wonderful foster father. Nashoba’s biological father (Luis) is fifteen years old and lives at the Living Desert in California and Nashoba is his only offspring

 

Rogue

Rogue

Celebration at the EWC
The EWC will be celebrating International Lobo Week with special events on our grounds. From March 24 – 31, we’ll offer public tours on Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday that will focus on our Mexican wolves, during which visitors will have an opportunity to write a “Wolf Wish” and receive a commemorative Lobo Week sticker.

On Sunday, March 25, the EWC is hosting a special Wolves, Wine & Yoga Howl, and our last Campfire Howl of the season will be on Saturday, March 31. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate the lobo – and all of the canids in our care here at the Endangered Wolf Center.

Schedules  &  Booking

 

Job Opening: Summer Camp Counselor

Posted by on Mar 13, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Job Opening: Summer Camp Counselor

The Endangered Wolf Center is seeking a Summer Camp Counselor passionate about connecting children to nature and the wolves in our care. This position will be responsible for carrying out the day-to-day activities of camp.  Candidate must be comfortable leading multiple outdoor activities and supervising large groups of children.

This is a temporary, seasonal position.  Candidates must be able to work for 40 hours per week from June 4, 2018 to July 31, 2018.

Responsibilities:

• Assist the Youth Programs Coordinator with the planning and preparation of Summer Wolf Camp.

• Oversee day-to-day activities of Summer Wolf Camp, including long nature hikes, crafts, tours of the animal enclosures, games and many other activities.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to Maggie McCoy, Youth Programs Coordinator, at [email protected]  Due to the volume of applicants, phone calls will not be returned.  Those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted before April 13, 2018.

For full details, see document below.

Summer Camp Counselor Job Description

Animal Keeper Internships Open

Posted by on Mar 9, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Animal Keeper Internships Open

Unpaid Animal Keeper Internships are available year round with the Endangered Wolf Center, located in southwest St. Louis County at Washington University’s Tyson Research Center.

The Endangered Wolf Center (EWC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving endangered wolves and other canid species from extinction by educating people about their importance in the ecosystem and supporting their reintroduction into their native habitat through a combination of managed breeding and research.

Internships provide hands-on experience working directly with the animal care staff. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, diet preparation, monitoring behavior and health of animals, creating and distributing enrichment, observing training sessions, as well as enclosure maintenance.

For complete information, please click the details button.

Animal Care Internship Details

Lucky, Daisy and Clay on TV!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Lucky, Daisy and Clay on TV!

Maned wolf Lucky, fennec fox Daisy and hognose snake Clay joined EWC Executive Director Virginia Busch on STL Live recently to talk about St. Louis’ best kept secret – the Endangered Wolf Center.