***PUBLIC VOTE WINNER***
6750 Tyson Valley Road, Eureka, MO, 63025 / Cake artist: Maura Pusateri
Marlin Perkins, the founder of Endangered Wolf Center, was well known for his love of animals, having been involved with zoos in Chicago and Buffalo (NY), as well as being host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. He started his career at the St. Louis Zoo in the 1920s and ended as Director Emeritus until his death in 1986. Located on the grounds of Washington University’s Tyson Research Center, the Endangered Wolf Center opened in 1971 as the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center. It was the vision of Perkins, along with his wife, Carol’s, to protect the endangered wolf species (some of them on the grounds are from other countries). Tours are welcome, but reservations are required.
Cake placement date: February 21
Where is the cake now?: The cake still stands at its original location. (April 2017)