Endangered Species Tour

The signature tour of our history-making center

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Our Center’s Most Popular Tour

While many people have been conditioned since Little Red Riding Hood to think of wolves only as predators and all predators as villains, not so in animal world. In fact, top predators play an irreplaceable role in the wild. 

This tour is a shared experience for up to 30 participants (20 during covid). Private tours are also available exclusively for you and your guests.

Tour Highlights

Why the wild needs wolves

Predator and prey both play an important, interrelated role in the health, stability and sustainability of an ecosystem. Remove the top dog from any food chain – whether it’s lions on the Serengeti or wolves in Yellowstone, hunted to extinction in the 1930s – and entire ecosystems begin to collapse.

Who you’ll see

Visit the Mexican wolves, red wolves, maned wolves, swift foxes and African painted dogs at our Center and learn why each are endangered in the wild, and how you can help ensure their survival from anywhere in the world you call home.

What you’ll do

Endangered Species Tours include an educational classroom session as well as a full length tour of the animal habitats. This walking tour includes approximately a mile of walking and guests are accompanied by an informative tour guide during your entire experience.

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Endangered Species Tour FAQs

Endangered Species Tour are an approximately and hour and a half long. Each includes an educational classroom session as well as a full length guided tour of our endangered animal habitats. Enhance your experience with one of two popular add-ons, see below.

LENGTH

Up to 90 Minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes before start time at our gate.

GROUP SIZE

20 maximum.  For custom groups larger than 10, please contact 636-938-5900 or [email protected]

TICKET PRICE
MEMBER NON-MEMBER
Adult (15+) $14 $18
Active/past military and first responders Free Free
Children
(ages 4-14)
$13 $15
Age 3 and under Free Free
Minimum Charge None None

For member discounts, please call your membership office at 636-938-5900. Learn more about our membership options.

RESERVATIONS

Required, 24 hours advance recommended. Available every day except Tuesday. Book Online or call 636-938-5900 . Learn more about  membership reservations.

SERVICE ANIMALS

At this time, we regret that we are unable to accommodate service animals during our tours. If you or a group member have a special need or mobility need, please contact us in advance.

Popular Add-Ons

Animal Trainer Experience

Join our Animal Care team for an inside look at the encouragement-based training we use to work with some of our animal ambassadors.

LENGTH: 30 minutes
DATES: 11 am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Enrichment Experience

Join our animal keepers as they give enrichment treats to wolves, swift foxes and African painted dogs for them to explore, stimulating their natural hunting behaviors.

LENGTH: 30 minutes
DATES: 3:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

There are so many myths about wolves and wild animals out there, and I love how this tour helps dispel them. It’s time we stop labeling wolves and other top predators as the bad guys and learn to appreciate their essential roles in the wild.

- Judith N.