We made prior reservations with the Guest Services at 679-6761-ext 203 for participation in the park events.
Giraffe Feeding/Giraffe Barn Feeding: We paid ($40.00 members / $45.00 non-members) per person to get a ride to the Africa section of the park to meet the giraffes and feed them yummy treats. A maximum of 6 guests were allowed at a time.
Cheetah Encounters: We paid ($40.00 members / $45.00 non-members) per person to take a walk on the wild side in our cheetah area. We were accompanied by the rangers for our safety. We also got an opportunity to meet Siberian Tigers outside our car.
Cheetah/Tiger Feed: We paid ($65.00 members / $70.00 non-members) per person to join the rangers to feed the cheetahs and tigers. We helped the rangers toss the meat through the cheetah feeding chutes and then watched them eat their meal. Our adventure continued as we joined the ranger in the tiger huts while the tigers devoured the meat. This experience was truly intense and dynamic. However, we were informed that this event was appropriate for guests over 10 years and with proper adult supervision. Also, a maximum of 6 guests were allowed at one time.
90 Minutes Cheetah and Tiger Enrichment Tour: We paid a $100.00 per person for an enrichment tour to enter the tiger yard and place enrichment items around the area. We then watched the tigers play with the items we had placed in their pens.
Lion Feeding: We paid ($40.00 members / $45.00 non-members) per person to go into the lion’s den with our rangers and help feed them. This helped us learn more about lions and their eating habits.
Lion/Bear Feeds: We paid ($65.00 members / $70.00 non-members) per person to go to the bear dens with the rangers, feed them and bring them in for the night.
Breakfast with the Bears: We paid ($40.00 members / $45.00 non-members) per person to join the Wildlife Safari Brown Bears for breakfast. We began our day in the bear area with an educational talk about the bears. Later, we watched the bears “forage” for scattered enrichment items, mimicking natural behavior.
Half day with a Ranger: We paid a $95.00 per person to follow a Wildlife Safari animal caretaker through their day. The best part was that we could choose any animal that we wanted.
Village Encounters: We paid a $100.00 per person for an exciting visit to animals who were part of a village. Village Rangers educated us about the animals of the village. Similar educational encounters were also available themed around reptiles, mammals, adaptation, habitat, and more.
Elephant Encounter: We paid ($40.00 members / $45.00 non-members) per person for a close encounter with the largest member of the Wildlife Safari Family. This included an educational program, known as “Meet and Greet” with petting and feeding. We got many opportunities to click photographs.
Pachyderm Picassos: We paid a $45.00 per person to meet an elephant with a creative side. We traveled to the Elephants’ area and met them close and personal. Then, we chose our color scheme and watched them create an original masterpiece for us.
Elephant Bath: We paid ($65.00 members / $70.00 non-members) per person to help the Elephant Department staff bathe the elephants. We actively participated in their scrubbing and grooming while they enjoyed themselves.