Save the Date! June 4: Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo open to the public

Know Before You Go:
In order to ensure the safety of staff and guests, we've made modifications to the Zoo experience in accordance with public guidance and health recommendations. Please be sure to review the following Re-Opening FAQs for FPZ and SZ before your visit.


All About Animals

Wolf Pack

  • Viewing Tip:

    Our wolves like to hang out along the rocks at the back of their exhibit. See if you can spot them!

  • Wee Wolves:

    Mexican gray wolves are the smallest sub-species of wolf!

  • Back from the Brink:

    Mexican gray wolves were brought back from near extinction 30 years ago.

You can visit our wolf pack year-round at Stone Zoo. If they're not up and moving around, look for the wolves along the rocks at the back of their exhibit. Or, in the summer months, they often like to dig dirt dens in the front right corner.


About the Mexican Gray Wolf


Geographic Range:


Class: Mammalia  
Order: Carnivora  
Family: Canidae  
Genus: Canis  
Species: lupus baileyi

The smallest subspecies of wolf, Mexican gray wolves, or “Lobos” as they’re called in Spanish, have fur that is tan, silver and black. Mexican gray wolves are highly social, living in packs of three to eight with a complex social hierarchy. They are very vocal animals, using barks, howls, growls, whines and whimpers to communicate. Howls are used to assemble pack members and advertise territory. Wolves have individual, distinctive howls.

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