Endangered Wolf Center
|Location||Eureka, Missouri, United States|
The Endangered Wolf Center (formerly the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center) is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving wolves and other wild canids through preservation, breeding, and research. The research area is commonly known as the Wolf Sanctuary. It was founded by Doctor Marlin Perkins and a group of like-minded individuals in 1971 who were interested in the plight of the wild wolf.
The center is located on 63 acres (25 ha) inside the Tyson Research Center, which is 20 miles (32 km) west of St. Louis near Eureka, Missouri, United States. In December of 1978, the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center was brought to the public's attention when a wolf was taken to an employee's home and attacked a neighbor's beagle and severely mauled a three year old after dragging him into the employee's backyard. Ironically, the U.S. Eight Circuit Court of Appeal's decision remains infamous to this day not for its gruesome tale, but as a clear guide to many facets of the Federal Rules of Evidence Hearsay Exceptions. In 2010, the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center formally changed its name to the Endangered Wolf Center. 2008 plans to move to a new location fell victim to the recession and the property is in the process of being sold. Currently the center is exploring options for relocating operations to a new location near St. Louis.