Meet our Pack


Emma Miller
Animal Keeper

 I am…a birder – and some might say, a “bugger.” As a novice entomologist, I love bugs, and have fun collecting and studying them. My favorite so far is the scorpionfly (look them up, they’re cool!). I grew up in a small agricultural community in Missouri where I raised sheep and swine for the county fair. Later, my passion for all things living led me half way around the world to study in Thailand, where I spent a week SCUBA diving and working on a coral reef nursery.

Hi, I’m Emma.

Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and a minor in Captive Wild Animal Management from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 2014.

Emma has an extensive background working with a variety of animals. Before she joined the Endangered Wolf Center as a full-time animal keeper in April 2015 worked at Chimp Haven in Louisiana. She also has experience at the St. Louis Zoo and Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Mo.

She loves studying why animals do what they do, which led to her completing behavioral research internships at the Saint Louis Zoo and Chimp Haven.

While attending the University of Missouri, Emma worked at a veterinary hospital and a behavioral research laboratory that studied female call preference of gray tree frogs. And of course, coming from an agricultural background, she has a variety of experience working with domestic livestock.

Emma has always been fascinated by animals. She learned the importance of conservation from her grandfather, who would take her on hikes looking for signs of wildlife when she was young. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with friends and family – in nature when she can, of course.


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