Animal Encounters

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Take a walk on the wild side and enjoy an adventure to remember and cherish. Our Animal Encounters are private, behind-the-scenes experiences allowing guests to get up close and personal with amazing animals with big personalities. Our expert animal keepers will share fascinating information about the animals and what it takes to care for them.



Meet our feathered friends!

Birds that can’t fly?! Penguins from Africa?! Discover all the amazing adaptations these creatures possess. Understand life from the perspective of a penguin and enjoy a close encounter with some of our delightful penguin ambassadors!

Bear Encounter


Bears! Up close!

Learn all about our resident black bears through an exciting encounter taking you behind the scenes. You’ll have the opportunity to watch a training session in action, learn about bear care, and see how we feed these magnificent omnivores.


Giant Aldabra Tortoises!

Get up close and personal with our giant tortoises! Learn all about our trio and what makes these massive reptiles unique. You will have the opportunity to chat with our reptile care specialists while giving tortoises soothing back scratches.

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