Keeper for

a Day

Learn how we care for these amazing animals

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DIRECTIONS

Not Keeping It a Secret, It’s an Adventure

Follow the keepers on their daily adventures of taking care of some of the most endangered wolves, foxes and painted dogs in the world.

Tour Highlights

Learn from the best

Dreaming of a career working with wildlife, or maybe just love animals and want to spend a day in their company? This is a really wonderful opportunity. Learn how their unique and world-renowned keeping techniques prepare wolves for a life in the wild. Also learn how our non-release animals are trained and see them up-close.

Get ready to roll up your sleeves

Make no mistake, it takes work to care for these animals, including lifting, a lot of walking (on uneven ground) and being in the elements (weather, insects, etc.) Rain or shine. We only cancel if the weather is dangerous.

Wear comfortable closed-toed walking shoes (we recommend hiking boots, waterproof boots or tennis shoes), long pants and a comfortable T-shirt that you don’t mind getting dirty. Walking and lifting will be part of the day. Bring lunch and water. A keeper will meet you at the gate at 9 a.m.

A few souvenirs to keep

Tour includes a T-shirt, water bottle and name badge.

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Keeper for a Day FAQs

Specialty tours like these aren’t just fun for participants, they help our Center do what we do thanks to your support. If you share our passion for wildlife and wild places, come take part in this unforgettable day.

LENGTH

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

GROUP SIZE

Limit of two people per visit. Must be at least 18 years of age to attend alone (no exceptions).
Children ages 14 to 17 must be accompanied by a guardian or an adult of the legal guardian’s choosing.
For custom groups, please contact 636-938-5900 or [email protected]

TICKET PRICE
MEMBER NON-MEMBER
Adult (18+) $225 $250
Children
(ages 14-17)
require paid adult ticket
$125 $150

Children ages 14 to 17 must be accompanied by a paid guardian or an adult of the legal guardian’s choosing. Price: $150 for the child, $250 for the adult. (Total=$400.)

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

RESERVATIONS

Required, 72 hours advance recommended. Available every day but Tuesday. Call 636-938-5900. Learn more about  membership options.

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.

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WOW so much to learn! The enrichment experiences were my favorite, of course, but to be focused on a task then suddenly hear the forest begin to echo with a growing chorus of howls…priceless.

- Julia P.