Meet the wolves and wildlife in our care

For more than 50 years, our history-making center has been leading the pack in endangered wolf, fox and painted dog conservation and education. 

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Group Tours

Tour schedules and offerings vary by season and reservations are required. A small processing fee will be added for all bookings. Call 636-938-5900 to book directly. 

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Virtual Visits

The Endangered Wolf Center is bringing our popular Animal Ambassadors into your home. Virtually, that is. During this special virtual session, you and your household will have the chance to ask questions, see our animals up-close, and chat with our expert animal keepers.

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Endangered Species Tours

These tours are approximately an hour-and-a-half long and 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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Field Trips

The Endangered Wolf Center offers unique options for field trips. Depending on the season, students will have the rare opportunity to view some of the world’s most endangered wolves and other canids. Field Trips are offered every day, except Tuesdays, from 9 am to 2 pm. Reservations are required, please call 636-938-5900. 

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Specialty Tours & Add-Ons

Book a private tour for your family or group, treat yourself or someone you love to a VIP Tour or Keeper For the Day experience, reserve a private time to photograph some of these amazing animals yourself or book an add-on experience. Reservations for all tours are required. Call 636-938-5900.

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Private Tours

This private two-hour guided tour is the ideal way to experience the Endangered Wolf Center, with an exclusive look at additional wolf habitats not included in the public tour. Tailored to what you most want to see and learn, we’ll share insights we’ve gathered over four decades of working with and for wolves and other animals in our care. Two-hour private campfire howls are also available. Call for more information.

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VIP Tour

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.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.

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Keeper for the Day

If you think our keepers have the coolest jobs in the world, well, you may be right. Follow along on their daily adventures of taking care of some of the most endangered apex predators in the world. Learn how their unique and world-renowned techniques prepare wolves for a life in the wild. Also learn how our non-release animals are trained and see them up-close.

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Photography Tour

The photography tour offered here at the Endangered Wolf Center is a unique behind-the-scenes tour guided by one of our expert Education staff, which can be reserved for one to five hours. It is designed to allow professional and novice photographers time to try different locations, use different cameras and lenses, and work in the beautiful natural lighting conditions on property.

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Foxy Fun Encounter

Our fennec fox, Arctic fox and melanistic red fox animal ambassadors are famous for stealing the show and stealing hearts. Unreleaseable in the wild, they’re here helping us educate people about the exotic pet trade, the truth behind the inhumane practices of the fur trade and how to be advocates for their future.

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Enrichment Experience (add-on)

The Enrichment Experience at the Endangered Wolf Center gives visitors the rare and wonderful opportunity to help provide the animals in our care with exercise and stimulation. This program is usually purchased as an add-on experience and does not include a tour of the rest of our animals.

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Animal Trainer Experience (add-on)

Join us for an inside look at how our animal care staff helps train some of our animal family during this insightful tour. Training is part of our animals’ enrichment program, since it allows them to be stimulated and positively rewarded for their cooperation. This program is meant as an add-on, includes one species of our animals, and does not include a tour of the rest of the facility.

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Wolf Howls

Few sounds in nature stir the soul like the howl of a wolf. Whether calling to their pack across their vast range, signaling the presence of prey animals or mourning the loss of a member, hearing their soulful howl is one of our most common requests. Join one of our scheduled tours or call about our two-hour private campfire howls for groups or special events.

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Evening Wolf Howl

This popular evening program is a fun and educational opportunity to listen to unique and entertaining stories about wolf communication before walking out toward the wolf habitats to howl at our wolves…and see who’s willing to howl back. Please note: You will not have the opportunity to view the wolves during this program. 

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Private Campfire Wolf Howl

Whether you’re looking for a girls night out idea, a team-building evening, or something fun to do with friends and family in St. Louis, reserve your own private fireside event for up to 75 people, including a howl-out to our wolves, who most usually are happy to howl back..

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Wolves & Yoga

Bring your mat and your sense of adventure for yoga in the serene, 63-acre wooded home to Mexican wolves, red wolves, maned wolves and endangered animals, including painted dogs and foxes. Share in the centering sound of the howl of wolves. 

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Scouts, Camps & Birthdays

Introducing children to the wonders of wildlife and the places they call home is one of our great joys here at the Endangered Wolf Center. For Scout Programs to Summer Camps, birthday parties to graduation celebrations, call 636-938-5900 to learn more.

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Scout Programs

We’re proud to offer a number of programs to help Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts achieve their merit badges while enjoying the enriching experiences that come with them.

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Summer Camp

Spend your summer in the wild! Learn about Mexican wolves, red wolves, maned wolves, swift foxes, fennec foxes, African painted dogs, and more from local animal experts and ambassadors. 

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Birthday Party

You provide the treats and decorations and we’ll provide our special setting and canine friends, complete with an added surprise gift for the birthday boy or girl. The party takes place in our spacious outdoor campfire area complete with picnic tables and benches, and includes a full length tour to see our eight different species of canids. Select indoor options are available November through February only.