At Lakota Wolf Preserve in Columbia, visitors can learn more about these amazing and often misunderstood animals. Wolf Watch Tours are led by owners Jim Stein and Becky Mace who have raised and cared for the animals at the preserve. You’ll have the chance to see wolves play and interact with each other, and if you’re lucky, they may even howl!
Visitors can either take a half-mile walk or take a shuttle bus from the parking lot to the preserve. From there, you’ll be taken to the observation area. There you’ll be surrounded by four different packs of wolves.
During the tour, you’ll learn about the wolves’ eating habits, their interactions with people and the structure of their packs. There are also other animals at the preserve that you can observe, including foxes, bobcat and lynx. There is no contact with the animals, so you will not be able to feed or pet them. Photography is allowed.
Tours of Lakota Wolf Preserve are currently taking place at 10:30 am and 3 pm and are available by reservation only. The cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children up to 11 years old, plus tax. Visitors must arrive a half hour early and tours last 75 minutes — latecomers cannot be accommodated.
Lakota Wolf Preserver is located at 89 Mount Pleasant Rd., Columbia. Book your tour online today!