Up-Close Looks

Want to make your zoo visit totally unforgettable? Add an Up-Close Look to your agenda! Offered year-round, these intimate animal encounters provide your small group with the unique opportunity to enjoy a private animal meet-and-greet facilitated by our knowledgeable keepers. Minimum age, group size, and safety requirements vary by experience.

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REPTILES

An up-close experience with our most fascinating reptilian representatives

LLAMAS

A private experience with our long-lashed Casanovas: Jorge and Fernando

GIRAFFES

A face-to-face feeding experience with our amazing reticulated giraffe herd

PORCUPINE & TAMANDUA

Got a nose for extra-fascinating, ultra-adorable animals? Get your tail in here.

SLOTHS

Enjoy life in the slow lane with Wookiee, our sweet two-toed sloth!

BIRDS OF PREY

Whoooo will be enraptured by an
up-close look at our raptors? YOU.

PARROTS

Learn all about our intelligent and interesting fine-feathered friends

Camel

Every day is hump day with our gorgeously goofy camel herd.

WILD CARD

Meet some of our most charismatic Animal Ambassadors

Elephant

An unforgettable encounter with our beloved bachelors

Rhino

Meet one of our tough-but-sensitive two-ton tanks

Bongo

Hang out with one of our fabulous forest antelopes

Give The Gift of Wonder

Share the wonders of the wild with someone special! Whether they're celebrating an important milestone or embracing their everyday love for the animal kingdom, they'll get to choose their up-close experience.