The Endangered Wolf Center, once known as the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center, is located in Eureka, Missouri near St. Louis. Their vison is a world where endangered wolves and other wild canids exist and thrive in their native habitats, recognized and valued for their vital roles as leading members of a healthy ecosystem.
The Endangered Wolf Center isn't just a place for wolves. They also house many other wild canids such as the African Painted Dogs which are critically endangered in the wild. The EWC mission is to
preserve and protect Mexican gray wolves, red wolves and other endangered canids with purpose and passion through carefully managed breeding, reintroduction and inspiring education programs.
During the 2005 Gala, Betty fell in love with the wolf pups and began their Puppy Naming Club by naming the little male, Perkins, after famed naturalist and founder of the Endangered Wolf Center Marlin Perkins and his wife Carol.
In 2008, Betty named another one of the wolves born at the Endangered Wolf Center, Redford, after the actor Robert Redford. Betty had a crush on the actor, and admired his love and respect for nature and how involved he was with The Wildness Society. In 2010, this handsome wolf Redford (pictured above) and his siblings, were transferred to Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. Our zoo guest love his unique grin.
To learn more about the Endangered Wolf Center go to www.endangeredwolfcenter.org
Click this link to hear Betty talk about this wonderful organization. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxnzY1KWTtA