This one-and-a-half-hour tour is consistently a favorite among our guests because it offers a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes. As a VIP guest, you’ll get to meet some of the amazing animals in our care, including some of our own resident VIPs – very important predators, a role that is crucial to the health and stability of the entire ecosystems that depend on them.
Caring for an endangered animal – especially one who may be a candidate for release one day – requires a special understanding of the species. You’ll hear how our Mexican wolves and red wolves are making history in adding to the wild populations and learn about some of our most important animals in the recovery of the species.
You’ll also get to meet some of our animal ambassadors, African painted dogs and maned wolves. We’ll also pay a visit to one of our smaller species, the swift fox.
Top off your tour by learning what types of enrichment are given to our animal family, and then enjoy the rare opportunity to take part in an African painted dog or maned wolf training session. This tour also makes a wonderful gift for a very important person in your life.
Call 636-938-5900 to schedule this special tour.
$125 per person. Limit four people for a VIP Behind The Scenes Tour. Must be at least 14 years old. 14- to 17-year-olds must be accompanied by a guardian or an adult of the legal guardian’s choosing.***(see Exception below)
$110 member price.
***Exception: If the tour size is more than four people or there are children under 14, we can do a keeper-led private tour that includes the hill, enrichment and training but cannot be behind the scenes. A $15 discount per person will apply.