Wild Encounters
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Gift a Wild Encounter this Valentine's Day!


Wallaby my Valentine?! Show your significant otter how WILD you are about them this Valentine's Day by gifting a Wild Encounter! Gift Vouchers include 1 ticket to ANY of the Wild Encounters listed below. From the tiny insects in Australasia to the giant white rhinos in the Savanna, choose the encounter that's turtley right for you! This memorable experience is the perfect way to show your partner that they are one in a chameleon!

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  • Voucher Details:
    • Gift Vouchers can be redeemed from February 14th 2023 to February 14th 2024
    • Wild Encounter schedules and availability change each season
    • Different encounters have different parameters, please refer to the booking website for details
    • Once the Gift Voucher is purchased, our Wild Encounters team will be in contact with you with a digital copy of the Gift Voucher and redeeming instructions for the recipient

    If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Down Under in Australasia

1:00PM
Join us as we take you on an up close adventure through our Australasia Pavilion.
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Down Under in Australasia
1:00PM
Capacity: 6

Meeting Location: Eurasia Arch

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$69.20
Senior Age 65+$64.35
Children Age 3-12$60.50
Members$45.00
Child Age 2 & Under$0.00

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

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”.

  • Fine Print
  • *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


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Masai Giraffe

11:00AM
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!
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Masai Giraffe
11:00AM
Capacity: 6

Meeting Location: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$109.20
Senior Age 65+$104.35
Children Age 3-12$100.50
Members$85.00
Child Age 2 & Under$0.00

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

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.

  • Fine Print
  • *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


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Africa Rainforest

12:00PM
Join us as we guide you through our lush African Rainforest Pavilion.
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Africa Rainforest
12:00PM
Capacity: 6

Meeting Location: Top of Indo-Malaya Bridge

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$89.20
Senior Age 65+$84.35
Children Age 3-12$80.50
Members$65.00
Child Age 2 & Under$0.00

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Guest Requirement: Each guest MUST provide and wear a medical mask during their Wild Encounter

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.

  • Fine Print
  • *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


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White Rhino

2:00PM
Meet the lawn-mowers of Africa! Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to brush one of our white rhinos – Tom, Sabi or Zohari!
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White Rhino
2:00PM
Capacity: 6

Meeting Location: Penguin Exhibit Entrance

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$89.20
Senior Age 65+$84.35
Children Age 3-12$80.50
Members$65.00
Child Age 2 & Under$0.00

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

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.

  • Fine Print
  • *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


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Clouded Leopards

2:00PM
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.
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Clouded Leopards
2:00PM
Capacity: 6

Meeting Location: GOH Rhino Pavilion entrance

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$69.20
Senior Age 65+$64.35
Children Age 3-12$60.50
Members$45.00
Child Age 2 & Under$0.00

All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

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.

  • Fine Print
  • *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


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Polar Bears

3:00PM
Join us for a behind the scenes look at our polar bear house and learn all about these incredible Arctic Ambassadors.
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Polar Bears
3:00PM
Capacity: 8

Meeting Location: Tundra Zoomobile Station

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$89.20
Senior Age 65+$84.35
Children Age 3-12$80.50
Members$65.00
Child Age 2 & Under$0.00


All prices subject to HST. Price includes admission to the Zoo on the date of your encounter.

Join us for a behind the scenes look at our polar bear house and learn all about these incredible Arctic Ambassador. 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!

  • Fine Print
  • *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


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SPECIAL EVENT WILD ENCOUNTER


Tiger is laying beside a shredded bag that shows pink confetti and plates strewn about that say 'Girl or Boy?'

Let us help you celebrate YOUR next Wild Adventure here at the Zoo! Are you looking for a unique wedding proposal, gender reveal, prom-posal, or birthday idea? On this adventure, your Wild Encounter guide will help organize a special visit to your favorite animal as they help you share your news! This encounter includes a guided tour to watch the animal of your choosing interact with themed enrichment. The enrichment will be created by the Wild Encounters team with any personalization's you would like (i.e names, birthday themed, colours, etc.) along with decorating the area for the special occasion. This experience is a flat rate of $310 (admission and parking separate. Please inquire within.) To book your Special Event Wild Encounter, please email us at [email protected] with a minimum of two weeks notice.


Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.