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.
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.
Up to 90 Minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes before start time at our gate.
20 maximum. For custom groups larger than 10, please contact 636-938-5900 or [email protected]
|Active/past military and first responders||Free||Free|
|Age 3 and under||Free||Free|
For member discounts, please call your membership office at 636-938-5900. Learn more about our membership options.
Required, 24 hours advance recommended. Available every day except Tuesday. Book Online or call 636-938-5900 . Learn more about membership reservations.
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.
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.
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
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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.