Understanding Wolves Day Course at Dartmoor Zoo!

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August 20, 2018

Understanding Wolves Day Course at Dartmoor Zoo!


Understanding Wolves – 1 day course on September 22nd 2018) – £125.

Do you want the opportunity to get up close to our amazing pack of grey wolves? Learn all about Cheyenne, Tejas and Nata, with one of our wolf handling experts here at Dartmoor Zoo!

On this course, you will spend an amazing day learning about the remarkable world of the wolf. You will cover:

  • The social hierarchy of the pack and the roles of different pack members
  • The importance of diet and how it relates to a wolf’s social position
  • Methods of communication – behaviour, scent and sound

Although designed as standalone course, this one-day session forms an essential foundation for more advanced courses.

The day is open to anyone over the age of 16, and is ideal whether you work with wolves or simply have an interest in learning more about these fascinating animals. It includes encounters with our North American pack at the enclosure fence, and you will even get the opportunity to learn the different wolf howls and try howling with the wolves!

Lunch is included and the days runs from 10.30am to 4pm.  To book your place you can either call us on 01752 837645 or buy it on our web site shop under Experiences.



  1. Ann-Marie Nicholson says:

    What are the dates and can you get hands in?

    • dartmoor zoo says:

      The initial date has been set as Sunday 29th April. More dates will be set for later in the year. If you would like to book it please call us on 01752 837465. We do not handle our Grey Wolves. You will learn so much about them and even try howling with them. We look forward to hearing from you.

  2. Claire Endacott says:

    My 19 year old daughter would love to work with wolves so would be really interested in this course.

    • dartmoor zoo says:

      If you would like to book a place on this course please call the Zoo. The initial date is Sunday 29th April.

  3. Pippa kennedy says:

    My 12 yr old granddaughter wants to work with animals.
    Do you do any half day things ,as she has a birthday in April and this would be great for her.
    Many thanks

    • dartmoor zoo says:

      If she really likes wolves we can offer her an informative and spine tingling Wolf Encounter and Howl. There is also a Meet the Tigers Experience which she is old enough for – this is buy one get one for free so you would be able to accompany her on this one. The Junior Keeper for a Day runs from 10am to around 3pm and this is a great introduction to what our amazing keepers do on a daily basis. There are details on our web site or I am very happy to have a chat about the above. Best wishes, Kate

  4. Louise Wilson says:

    Hello, my 8 year old daughter would love to do the wolf howl experience. We are here till April 15, do you have any coming up please? Thanks, Louise

    • dartmoor zoo says:

      Yes! We have both Saturday 7th and Saturday 14th available. Please call me on 01752 837645 to book (this does need to be pre-booked). Thanks, Kate

  5. Jane Hammersley says:

    Do you have any dates planned for May?

  6. Shawna Zimmerman says:

    Where is the park located at. I love the movie n would love to come see the zoo.

  7. Louise Wilson says:

    Please can you let me know if you have any more Wolf Howl Experiences coming up? Thanks, Louise

    • dartmoor zoo says:

      Yes – the Wolf Howl Experience is run every weekend with the exception of 22nd September when there is this day course. Please call us on 01752 837645 so we can give you the days as it is alternate Saturdays and Sundays. We look forward to hearing from you.

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