2024 – VIP Wolf Howl

Tour Details

Tour Dates
March 9   October 12 (Sorry, sold out)

Tour Time and Meeting Place

Meet at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Stedman Education Building, the two-story glass and concrete building adjacent to the North American parking lot.

Maximum Group Size

Minimum Age
Ten years old

ADA Status
ADA Accessible but please alert us to any mobility issues.


Our Commitment to Safety

To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, we limit the number of people attending different tours and have minimum age requirements for children to attend. Children must be 10 or older to attend this program. Group size is limited to 20 people

This program is ADA-accessible, but please leave a note on your order form to inform us about potential mobility concerns. Guests will take a short but uphill walk to the Bison-Elk habitat to howl at the wolves. We want to be prepared to assist anyone who may have difficulty with this climb.

If you have questions or concerns, please email them to jparker@nczoo.com or, if you prefer, you can call her at 336-879-7273.

To sign up for a tour, click on the dates below.

Tour Description:

Join Zoo Society tour guides on this after-hours walk into the park to howl at the Red Wolves and listen for them to howl back! Don’t be surprised, though, to hear other animals as well – frogs calling in the spring, an elk bugling in the fall, and, with a bit of luck, lions roaring any time of the year. Guests may also catch a glimpse of native wildlife wandering through the Park.

This relaxed tour unfolds as a comfortable stroll up to the prairie habitat where guests can gaze at elk and bison while learning how the Zoo’s dedicated staff contributes to ongoing efforts to save the highly endangered American Red Wolf from extinction.  If all goes well, the howls we elicit from our guests will unleash a return chorus of calls from the Zoo’s sequestered and protected breeding population of red wolves—the second-largest collection of American Red Wolves in existence.