Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters

Meet the Animals.

Sign up for an Animal Encounter, and you can bring up to four of your favorite people with you to get closer to an animal of your choice than you've ever dreamed. Guests will have real hands-on experiences—for the opportunity of a lifetime. Animal Encounters are a great gift idea! You'll have fantastic photo-ops and feeding or enrichment opportunities with your favorite species! (The number of people permitted is dependent upon the area/animal chosen and is thus subject to the discretion of Zoo staff at the time of booking.)

Simply choose which animals you want to meet:

  • African lion
  • Amur leopard
  • Amur tiger
  • Bears (Grizzly or spectacled)
  • Black rhinoceros
  • Black-footed ferret
  • Burmese python
  • Elephants
  • Giraffes
  • Hippo
  • Meerkats
  • Moose
  • Orangutan painting session (weather dependent)
  • Primates
  • Penguins
  • Snow leopard
  • Zebra
  • ...Or ask about a species you are interested in and we'll see if we can make it happen for you!

Days & Times

Daily between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.


$250 per encounter for up to four people
(Plus an additional $0.25 for each participant that is applied directly to Quarters for Conservation)

A non-refundable 10% deposit will be collected at booking.
Some experiences may be limited to fewer participants.

To Book an Animal Encounter

A minimum of one week is required for scheduling Animal Encounters.

E-mail or Call 719-424-7874