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In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, Missouri, founded by zoologist and wildlife television host Marlin Perkins. The center was once home to an extraordinary animal who provides hope for the future of wolf survival.

Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible site, and along the way you’ll meet some fascinating people and hear their stories. Join us daily, Monday through Thursday, to explore a new wonder with cofounder Dylan Thuras and a neighborhood of Atlas Obscura reporters.

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