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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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Executive Director Virginia Busch’s message

(The message below from Executive Director Virginia Busch appears in the Endangered Wolf Center’s Winter 2016 Magazine. The current issue and previous issues are available on our website.) Dear Friends of the Endangered Wolf Center, I decided to get inspired while writing this article by going outside. Sitting with the warm sun on my face, a cool autumn breeze, birds singing and leaves rustling gives me a sense of clarity and calmness that I find difficult to obtain when at a desk under fluorescent lights. I am saddened that as a society we have to label what once was an everyday...

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Meet Wild Earth Allies (formerly FFI Inc.)

One of our great conservation partners has a new name: Wild Earth Allies. (It formerly was known as Fauna & Flora International Inc.) Virginia Busch, Executive Director of the Endangered Wolf Center, is Vice Chairman of the organization’s Board. The group’s vision of “a world where wildlife flourishes in healthy ecosystems that sustain us all” is very much in sync with the Endangered Wolf Center’s goals. With the new name, Wild Earth Allies must build its social media presence from scratch. Please like and share the Wild Earth Allies Facebook page and like...

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$50,000 matching grant was met, thanks to you!

Because of your help, we met our biggest matching grant offer ever! The Joanne Woodward Fund with Clea Newman Soderlund and the August A. Busch III Charitable Trust had offered to match dollar-for-dollar all donations up to $50,000 through the end of last year. Thanks everyone, and a special thank you to our generous matching grant sponsors!

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