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Wild Encounters

Wild Encounters Clouded Leopard Tour

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Join us as we take you to our Malayan Woods pavilion to see an exclusive enrichment feed for one of our two endangered clouded leopards. Before seeing Mingma or Pavarti, you will be privately escorted through the Woods to see our jumbo gourami and aviary birds enjoy a few tasty treats. Learn about the issues that threaten the survival of these species and discover ways you can help maintain their population in the wild.
30-45 minute encounter
Wheelchair accessible
Animal participation is not guaranteed - our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs
Heavily information based
Children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult
Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A service fee of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters Down Under in Australasia

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Join us as we take you on an up close adventure through our Australasia Pavilion. Meet a MacLeay’s spectre, go behind the scenes to feed our mob of Kangaroos and explore a special behind-the-scenes area to feed our Great Barrier Reef fish. Explore the Australasia Pavilion and learn what it takes to care for one of Australia’s most iconic marsupials as well as other species that live down under.
*Animal participation is not guaranteed - our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs
*Wheelchair access limited
Great Barrier Reef fish feeding includes stairs
* 60 minute walking tour
*Kid friendly/Interactive
Children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A service fee of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters African Rainforest

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Join us as we guide you through our lush African Rainforest Pavilion. You will have the opportunity to feed our Malawi cichlids, enrich our meerkats and pygmy hippos, and be taken to a behind-the-scenes location to get an up-close view of our ring-tailed lemurs. Explore the African Rainforest Pavilion and learn more about how our keepers care for these animals on a daily basis.
*Animal participation is not guaranteed - our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.
*Guests are required to wear a 3-ply medical grade mask for lemurs and pygmy hippos.
*Wheelchair access limited – Malawi cichlid feeding includes stairs
*60 minute walking tour
*Kid friendly/interactive
Children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A service fee of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters Masai Giraffe

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Join us as we take you on an up-close adventure to see the world’s tallest land mammal and meet the newest member of our giraffe family! You will be taken behind the scenes of our giraffe habitat and learn what it takes to care for this iconic African species. *Animal participation is not guaranteed - our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs.
*Wheelchair access limited weather dependent – outdoor viewing includes stairs
* 30-45 minute walking tour
*Heavily information based
Children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A service fee of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters Polar Bears

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Join us for a behind the scenes look at our polar bear house and learn all about these incredible Arctic Ambassadors and. Learn what it takes to care for these animals year-round and join one of our polar bear keepers in an exclusive area to watch a training session with one of our polar bears up close!
*Animal participation is not guaranteed - our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals’ health, safety, and behavioral needs
*Fully Wheelchair accessible
*30-45 minute walking tour
*Heavily information based
Children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase.

Please note: A service fee of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.

Wild Encounters White Rhino

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Meet the lawn-mowers of Africa! Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to brush one of our white rhinos - Tom, Sabi or Zohari! Learn all about why brushing these gentle giants is a form of enrichment while discovering the importance of their survival in the wild. You will get an insider look into how our keepers care for this iconic African species in an exclusive behind-the-scenes area.
30-45 minute encounter
Wheelchair accessible
Animal participation is not guaranteed - our encounters are subject to change, based on the animals' health, safety, and behavioral needs Heavily information based/Interactive
Children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult

Wild Encounter tickets include admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.
Please carefully select the date and time of your visit and ensure that you have selected the correct day and time prior to completing your purchase..

Please note: A service fee of $1.50 per ticket will be applied at checkout.