We had a private tour and had a great time. Our guide Tanner was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about everything the center has to offer. He also made the effort to engage with our tween nieces and make the information accessible to them. We definitely recommend them and are looking forward to coming back for a Wolf Howl in the future.
I began my history with the Center as a guest when I was a wolf-obsessed high school student learning as much as I could and taking all the tours I could. A few years later, I was studying to be a science educator and got a summer role as a lead counselor for the summer camp. Almost four years later, I have found my passion for community engagement and spreading the message about wolves to the masses-- something I get to focus on in my current role as the Community Engagement Coordinator. Engaging all ages in such a valuable mission is something I hope to do forever.
The Endangered Wolf Center has been consistently on the cutting edge of wolf conservation and has a long and powerful history protecting wild canid species. I am honored and inspired every single day that I get to serve this amazing mission with such an amazing team and pack of volunteers and donors.
Amazing organization on the cutting edge of conservation. A leading facility in the husbandry of Mexican and Red Wolves with reintroduction into the wild the goal. Fostering pups into the wild, breeding research, genetic management and so much more.
As a volunteer, I've gotten so much more in return. I cherish the life long friends I've made and so many unique experiences. There is nothing like the howl of a wolf as the snow quietly falls. It never gets old. Watching the rambunctious and playful African Painted Dogs is a heart stealer. Witnessing the swift foxes and Arctic fox turn into fuzz balls as winter approaches keeps you warm.
It is my happy place and destresser, outside in nature with a unique perspective into the wild ways of wolves with fabulous people.
I know it's cliches to say the EWC is a hidden gem but nothing could explain our center better. My first time at the endangered wolf center I was a nine-year-old kid who had trouble making friends in school. The friends I made at summer camp represented milestones in my life. I discovered my first pen pal and my first deep connections with other people. I brought these skills back with me to school where began to make new friends. The Endangered wolf center changes the world through our mission to protect endangered species but the emotional connection here is unlike anything I have experienced. Children, Adults, Retired, Betweenjobs, People of all backgrounds and disciplines working together towards one goal. A win for one of us is a win for all of us and more importantly a win for the environment. This kind of community is precious.
My child started going to their summer camp when they were seven years old. They loved it so much it became an annual activity, until they became a junior counselor! We've attended the Wolf Center events, which are great fun, and the staff is incredibly knowlegeable and passionate about the conservation of wolves, and about educating the public.
And this past year I finally took a tour, and my tour guide was my kiddo, who worked there over the summer! Aspen took all the knowledge they learned from years at Wolf Camp and taught me and our group so much! The Endangered Wolf Centers mission is vital to the survival and reintroduction of wolves, and the tours and events are wonderful ways to educate and excite the public about wolves. Hearing the wolves howl never, ever gets old
The EWC not only spreads an urgent message regarding why wolves are vital … but the work they do to carry out that message is unprecedented! I am so honored to live where I can be a member and visitor to see this first hand! Thank you for ALL you do! —KKing
These top notch professionals care for a wide range of canids and collaborate with some of the top conservationists in the world. From releasing Red Wolves back in to the wild to dietary research for proper growth in young African Painted Dogs, I am constantly impressed with the conservation science being practiced at the Endangered Wolf Center. Keep up the great work!
I was an animal care volunteer at the Endangered Wolf Center during my internship at World Bird Sanctuary. I intend to return to St. Louis County for an internship at the Wolf Center.
The staff and volunteers are passionate about the conservation and the well-being of all the animals they care for. They do a lot to educate the public about the importance of threatened canid species, and I couldn’t encourage this place more wholeheartedly to anyone who wants to visit or work here.
If you visit World Bird Sanctuary, you may consider also visiting the Endangered Wolf Center — or you can go to St. Louis County and visit both great establishments back-to-back. They’re both within nine miles of each other.
They are doing a great job helping this endangered species. Absolutely awesome people whose efforts towards the cause speak volumes.
As an employee in the education department at the Endangered Wolf Center and a previous long time volunteer, I could not be happier! This center is so welcoming to everybody who comes in. The knowledge of everyone here is incredible, and they're all so engaging and open to discuss any questions guests have. The amount of program options is wonderful. From a howl or tour where you learn about the animals to camps and Messy Play Day for the little ones to have fun, every age and group can find something to do. So many people come once and fall in love, returning multiple times or joining the volunteer program. See if you do, too!
As a member of the education staff at the EWC, I work to raise awareness for our endangered species and inspire attitudes for their conservation by providing meaningful, hands-on learning experiences. Through our diverse offering of educational programming, members of the public have the opportunity to engage with us in a way that most closely aligns with their individual passions and interests. We hope you take some time to familiarize yourself with the center, our mission, and, of course, our beloved canid residents. Feel free to reach out with any questions about our different species, education programs, or organization in general. We look forward to meeting you in person on a future EWC adventure!
I had the wonderful opportunity of interning here this summer for three months. It was an amazing experience and I learned so much! The animals are so cool and the staff are all so nice! I have definitely expanded my knowledge through my time at the wolf center. I was able to collaborate with the staff and discover more about the world of conservation. I highly recommend touring the facilities as well as there’s always something to learn here!
I went to meditate with the wolves…and from the moment I started researching the facility, I was in love. The people are passionate and knowledgeable about their work and so caring for the animals. I want to buy all the things…I want to take another tour…I want to volunteer!! Cannot wait to visit there again.
For a birthday gift I was given a VIP tour. It was amazing! The staff there is great. We got to go behind the scenes with a one on one. Learned so much about the animals and the facility and all they do. Can't wait to do it again.
The Endangered Wolf Center is a truly amazing nonprofit. The mission not only helps save wolves and other canids, it also helps to protect and preserve the environment by releasing wolves where they belong. The animal care people and other staff are kind, caring and dedicated. It is an honor to be involved with the Endangered Wolf Center.
When my daughter was young, she developed an interest in wolves. Not knowing much about wolves, I researched places of interest in the area and discovered the Endangered Wolf Center. We were so impressed by our first visit and have continued to visit over the years. We even attended an Evening Wolf Howl and both of our kids just loved it. Although we've moved away from the St. Louis area, our kids still talk about the Endangered Wolf Center and we try our best to visit whenever we're back in the area. It's a great place to develop interests and build memories.
EWC does incredible work with incredible passion. Their cross-fostering history alone is truly awesome & their continued effort in breeding red wolves is inspiring. Go EWC go!
I love EWC. I’ve been there multiple times and I’ve always had fun. I did a group tour and everyone had fun. I did a yoga class that was really fun. The staff has been friendly and knowledgeable and talked to so all age levels understood.
The conservation aspect of this organization is fantastic. I like that the wolves are bred and cared for and then pups are released to packs in the wild.
I like that they publish their wish list and offer opportunities for me to give something that is needed.
Wow, the Endangered Wolf Center is beyond words. Their mission and execution are amazing. They engage with supporters and involve us in the lives of the wolves. Visiting there is such a beautiful experience! I've been there at least a dozen times over the years - each visit is unique and inspiring. Thanks, Wolf Center!
What a treat to learn about this magnificent animals! Our Guide, Katie, was very knowledgeable and patient with our questions. The gift shop offers a great variety of souvenirs and are really well priced. The tour was very easy to walk if you aren’t especially into walking.
The Endangered Wolf Center is such an amazing place. It's located very close to St. Louis but is settled in a beautiful wooded area that is a slice of heaven to visit. They offer tours for everyone to come and experience the beauty of the wolves there and you can even see tons of puppies usually in the Spring. Every tour guide I have had has been very knowledgeable and great at including my children. Their mission is very honorable considering how crucial wolves are to the ecosystem. I love knowing that the admission price for their tours goes towards running their center and taking care of the animals. They also have a wonderful membership program where you can adopt a wolf pack and get a picture and updates about how the animals are doing, which is a great way to support them and stay involved. This place is well worth a visit to see and learn things you wouldn't otherwise!
Wonderful facilities and the tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We did a private tour, 3 adults and 2 children. All had a nice time. We got to see some training while on our 10:00AM tour with the animals that are not eligible for release. So glad that this important work is being done here and that they allow tours to feel involved.
We have supported the Endangered Wolf Center for many years. We enjoy learning about the wolf breeds and species survivor projects. These are magnificent creatures and EWC is on the cutting edge of reproduction and genetic diversity.
EWC is constantly inventing new ways for fans to support the cause. Wolf howl tours, kid's camps, Keeper For A Day. The staff share their passion for the canids.
I have been a long time supporter and fan of the Endangered Wolf Center, and a member for the last few years. I always look forward to my visits, and Wolf Fest each year. The staff is always incredibly helpful and accommodating, and it is clear that the care provided for the animals is top notch! I hope to find time to start volunteering with the EWC--and will continue to support for a lifetime!
One of my favorite parts of visiting the EWC was that there was no guarantee of seeing some of the animals. If they were sleeping or hiding, then that was that, as it should be with wild animals. The staff was incredibly accommodating and answered our very many questions. We also saw a cool snake on the path. Definitely one of my highlights before moving from the STL area, and I recommend it to everyone.
The Endangered Wolf Center is such a lovely hidden gem in the St. Louis Area. You can tell the staff is really passionate about what they are doing and are so focused on their mission to save wolves!
An amazing story and great conservation and education experience! Thank you for all you do to preserve and protect these important species! Super fun programs will keep you coming back again and again to try everything!
What a fantastic experience! I’ve visited the Endangered Wolf Center on a few occasions with my family and also with a Cub Scout den. I can tell that the employees and volunteers truly care about all of the animals there. The tours are educational and fun. It’s great to see these animals being so well taken care of.
Since the late 1970’s, the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center, aka the Endangered Wolf Center, has been in the vanguard of wild canid species survival, particularly that of highly endangered, native North American wolves, such as the Red Wolf, and the Mexican Gray Wolf . They have done groundbreaking work in carefully managed breeding programs, as well as studies of behavior, habitat, genetics, which have laid paths of greater success in the reintroduction of individuals to the wild, and the repopulation of species in former, and rightful, native environments. The Endangered Wolf Center has been unflagging in its work, despite periods of economic downturn, and even natural disasters. A vital key to their success has been to not only employ brilliant professionals in the conservation realm, but to also enlist a veritable army of truly dedicated volunteers.
I have been a part of the organization for almost 10 years and the staff is exceptional in the care for the Canids and other animals. I enjoy volunteering to bring the awareness to the public about endangered species.
As a visitor, behavioral monitoring intern, and volunteer, I have spent a lot of time here over the past couple of years, and the Endangered Wolf Center is a truly special place. The animals living there are extraordinary, the staff are deeply caring and dedicated (not to mention skilled and knowledgeable), and the work done for wolf conservation is incredibly impactful. Without them, the Mexican gray wolf would no longer exist in the wild, a powerful testament to the importance of this center. You can pay for a tour to see the facilities where this amazing work is achieved, or you can volunteer your time to help lead tours or accomplish tasks around the center. Without visitors and volunteers, nonprofits like this don't function, and I can tell you as a volunteer myself, it is very rewarding and you won't be disappointed by being a part of a place like this!
The Endangered Wolf Center has dedicated staff who are committed to saving critically endangered wolves! They are helpful, pleasant, and all around great people.
My husband and I throughly enjoyed our visit during a “wolf howl”. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and super friendly. I just love the Painted dogs.
Been a volunteer at the EWC for over 20yrs. Great place to learn about endangered wolf's. Red and Mexican Grey. Also the center has MANED wolf's. SWIFT Foxes. Painted Dogs. Fenic Foxes. And how the center has returned wolf's back into the wild. And cross fostering wolf's.
This is a great place for families, especially with young children. It is great for anyone of any age who is into learning about wildlife. The EWC has an amazing history and has done/continues to do great work in species survival.
The Endangered Wolf Center has been called a “best-kept secret” in St. Louis, MO, which is part of the reason why I started volunteering for this non-profit. I wanted to help get the word out about the amazing work the Center is doing to save endangered species like the Mexican Gray Wolf and the American Red Wolf, educating the public about these and other wild canid species, including the Swift Fox, the African Painted Dog, and the Maned Wolf, and creating connections crucial to understanding and conservation. Like many non-profits, the EWC has been affected by Covid-19, with tours and events cancelled, including fundraisers crucial to the continued operation of the Center. Yet the important work continues, the animals need care and food, and the entire staff of the EWC remains positive and passionate about their mission. I can’t say enough about my experiences with the EWC - the health of our ecosystem and the future of our wild world depend on the existence of non-profits like this.
The Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka Missouri (near St. Louis) was founded by Marlin Perkins who is well known for his Wild Kingdom television series. He established the Center to preserve wolf species that were endangered. Initially focusing on Mexican Wolves, the Center expanded its operations to other wolves and other animal species.The Center functions much like a zoo, but with the added feature of reintroducing animals to the wild when that is feasible. The Center has adopted a technique of cross fostering pups born at the Center to wolf families in the wild. A 501(c)(3) charity with lots of volunteer opportunities. My whole family visits the Center and we happily provide financial assistance for the maintenance of a red wolf family that has seven pups.
A wonderful place full of amazing, kindhearted people, the Endangered Wolf Center is the only place I’m going during the pandemic. I have been volunteering at the EWC for a few years now, and the longer I’ve been here, the more amazing opportunities I receive. Volunteering at the endangered wolf center is educational: you learn so much from shadowing tours and events, maybe even enough to lead them yourself one day. It is breathtaking: you get to have amazing experiences with the animals at the center, even if you are not in animal care! I loved the experience of breeding observations, and I love getting to know and see all of the diverse and beautiful animals at the center.
The Endangered Wolf Center is doing extremely important work. It is helping to breed and maintain a healthy population of red wolves in captivity: the most endangered wolf in the world. And they do so much more! Please check out their website if you are interested. They are on the cutting edge of wolf breeding and conservation work, and everyone I’ve met loves these animals. Everyone shares a passion for nature, and we all care deeply for the future of the endangered species represented at the center.
We had a wonderful private tour. Easy process, all staff was friendly and helpful. Our tour guide, Aspen, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. Tons of interesting information, very enjoyable for our family.
A family member had a great visit and decided to help support EWC and recruited some more of us to help too. Some of us donated, and we had several additional people/businesses willing but couldn't get information from EWC. When we dropped off donations, including one that was meant to honor my son, there was no thank you, until only one of us received a thank you letter in the mail five months later. I can't tell if they treat all their donors this way, or if we didn't give a high enough amount to gain their appreciation. We had tried to reach out and all we got were excuses about how lazy some employees are which is why we weren't thank to begin with and then how thank yours were mailed out multiple times. I find it hard to believe the post office lost multiple letters. There are lots of other organizations who truly appreciate any assistance they get. I'd recommend use your efforts elsewhere.
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We have always enjoyed taking part of the activities at The Endangered Wolf Center from Wolf Fest with the family and Wine and Howl adult nights. A few years ago we decided to become members as we learned more about the amazing things the center was doing. They are truly committed to conservation and education and donations are used to directly impact the animals and environment. We highly recommend it as a nonprofit organization!
Had a great time, first time visitor. I can't wait to return.
The EWC is a beautiful setting offering a spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe wolves in their natural habitat. I took my team of creative writers and designers to experience the wonder of it all, and the team is still talking about it. The staff at the EWC is knowledgeable, energetic and obviously passionate about their roles in preserving and protecting the endangered species in their care. It was a wonderful visit - I'd recommend it people young and old and everyone in-between!
Wolf Fest Event in October was a wonderful experience! Great place to bring the family!
It was such an amazing experience touring the wolf sanctuary. They’re truly doing some amazing things! Beautiful scenery and so cool to get up close and personal with the animals.
The Endangered Wolf Center is one of St. Louis' best attractions. It offers an opportunity to get out into nature and to get up close to some amazing animals that are endangered in the wild. More vthan a zoo, the Center is a place where you can learn about the importance of each member of the ecosystem and dispel myths about the dangers that these canids present.
The Center's wolf howls and other special events and programs are great for people of all ages - they are a unique experience not to be missed.
Besides the sensational staff who guide your experience from start to finish, the Endangered Wolf Center itself is nestled in a breathtaking wooded area. There is something for everyone from tours providing up close opportunities with Mexican wolves, red wolves, arctic foxes, maned wolves and painted dogs to the Center's educational programming and meet and greets with the Center's ambassador animals -- it truly is an engaging destination for families and wildlife lovers. My children participated in the wolf camps two years ago, and are still talking about it!
An exceptional organization dedicated to enriching the lives and sustainably of the Mexican Grey Wolf. The organization spends great amounts of time and effort to enlighten and educate the general public as to the value of sustaining the population of all wolves in their natural habitat. I admire their undaunted beliefs in maintaining the values of enriching our lives.
The wolf center is one of my favorite places of all time in st Louis!! it's super fun and you get to learn a lot about animals. I went to a lot of their summer camps as a kid with some of my friends and we always had a great time hiking, hanging out together/making new friends, and seeing lots and lots of cute wildlife. Now that I'm a teenager I get to volunteer more, which is great because you really do get to make a difference in the lives of these endangered species. I'd recommend heading out to the center for a visit and a great time to anyone who wants to help these awesome animals and their sweet staff!
I’ve attended several events put on by the Endangered Wolf Center and I am very inspired by all of the passionate volunteers I’ve seen. Their dedication to their organization and it’s mission speaks volumes. They’ve had many ups and downs everywhere from successful cross-fostering of wolf puppies to damaging storms to their animal enclosures. Yet they persevere without flinching and bring education to the public and innovation to their field.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the endangered wolf center. The staff is highly educated and very passionate about their work. I loved hearing about the wolf foster program. It’s so amazing the lengths that the staff have gone through to try and keep the wolf populations up and healthy. And of course the wolves and foxes are adorable to see. I hope to visit regularly.
The Endangered Wolf Center does incredible conservation work. I've attended numerous events, including their educational Speaker Series, Wolf Fest, and wolf howls. All of them have taught me a great deal about endangered species and what goes into conserving the animals and saving them from extinction. The staff is extremely passionate about their cause and their enthusiastic volunteers make the events and tours a lot of fun.
I brought my nieces and nephews to Wolf Fest and they left with a new love of wolves and the African painted dogs!
Endangered Wolf Center is an awesome nonprofit that really cares about the wolves they care for. It is a very family friendly environment where there is tons of education giving to the guest.
I have been a volunteer for a little over a year and I’m always impressed by how much they are able to do both for the animals in their care and for visitors that come to see them. The education staff puts in tons of work teaching everyone who visits or who attends any of their off site events on how they can help save these endangered species. And the high quality of animal care is very easy to see in the beautiful natural habitats. This is a must visit place for anyone who loves animals!
How fortunate to live in the state that has this one of a kind sanctuary for such an intriguing animal. The experience of being able to view and learn about such beautiful creatures is a gift to the community- all ages.
I have been a volunteer for many years and have personally seen the hard work and dedication that the individual staff members have poured into this exceptional organization to achieve their goals.
I am always amazed at the passion and zeal that the staff approaches the challenges facing them both from the sheer work load and daunting misperceptions of the public; but they persevere. As a volunteer I can only share a small part of the burden they carry to perform their duties, but I am always reminded by the staff members of how it helps. The spirit of the work that all members have possessed since the inception of the Endangered Wolf Center keeps this a viable and relevant organization. Further, they enthuse those in the community to find this same devotion in themselves to reach for a cause that serves a greater purpose.
I attended a "Wolf Howl" several years ago, instantly, intrigued. The organization provides such wonderful programming for everyone- all ages. The volunteers who work there let you know how much they enjoy giving time to EWS -a testament to its value in the community. EWS provides a unique experience of being in the beauty of nature's environment with the animals who live there. We have a true gift in our state as a result of their presence.
A wonderful and unique addition to our community. Praise for the strong conservation related efforts.
Our store donates produce, eggs, and meat to the canids at the Endangered Wolf Center, and we've been invited on a few tours of the facility. We are always so impressed by the knowledgeable staff there. They are doing important conservation work, and the fact that they open their doors for tours and other public events makes the center a really invaluable asset to our region.
My daughter attended summer camp at the Endangered Wolf Center and discovered first hand all of the wonderful work they are doing to help save these beautiful and amazing creatures. In addition to saving and rehabilitating the animals, the Center also promotes awareness in the community. One of the many ways they do this is through the summer camp program which teaches our children to respect and protect our wildlife. My family felt so honored to be invited at the end of the camp session to the Wolf Howl. We stood there in the dusk and were awed and humbled by the symphony.
Until very recently my "role" would have been member of the general public, but my husband and I have been so impressed with the work done by the Endangered Wolf Center that we became volunteers at the center.
This wonderful center is devoted to the survival of and return to the wild of the various species of wolves, especially the Mexican Gray Wolf. Through their educational programs they help people to realize the importance of wolves to the ecosystem.
The center was founded by Marlin Perkins (long time host of Mutual of Obama's Wild Kingdom) and his wife Carol. The center is AS A accredited.
I have been Volunteering over past year. and have totally enjoyed working with the animals and staff and helping them maintaining the animals surroundings Great org. to be involved with, in helping preserve some of natures great assets. every one that's there, staff and vol. really care for the wolfs and animals that they are charged with preserving .