Wild Encounters
Give the WILDEST gift to your friends or family this holiday season with the Wild Encounters Gift Voucher! This voucher includes 1 ticket to ANY of the Wild Encounters listed on the website. From the slithery snakes to the tallest land mammal, any encounter of your recipients choosing is available! This memorable experience is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer and conservation awareness.

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  • Voucher Details:
    • Gift Vouchers can be redeemed from January 1st 2023 to December 31st 2023
    • 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

10:00AM & 3:00PM
Join us as we take you on an up close adventure through our Australasia Pavilion.
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Down Under in Australasia
10:00AM & 3:00PM
Capacity: 6

Meeting Location: Eurasia Arch

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$62.02
Senior Age 65+$57.17
Children Age 3-12$53.32
Members$39.82
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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Carrots, Camels & Candy Canes

10:30AM
Come share a treat with the Caravan of Camels here at your Toronto Zoo! Go behind-the-scenes and learn about one of the world's most critically endangered large mammals.
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Carrots, Camels & Candy Canes
10:30AM
Capacity: 8

Meeting Location: Eurasia Arch

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$62.02
Senior Age 65+$57.17
Children Age 3-12$53.32
Members$39.82
Child Age 2 & Under$0.00

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

Come share a treat with the Caravan of Camels here at your Toronto Zoo! Go behind-the-scenes and learn about one of the world's most critically endangered large mammals. You will have the opportunity to get up close to the camels in our care, feed them some of their favourite treats, and learn more about how our keepers care for these animals on a daily basis. Plus, every guest on this tour will get a tasty treat for themselves!

  • 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 – uneven ground on parts of the tour

    *30-45 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$97.42
Senior Age 65+$92.57
Children Age 3-12$88.72
Members$75.22
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$79.72
Senior Age 65+$74.87
Children Age 3-12$71.02
Members$57.52
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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Behind the Sssssscenes with Snakes

1:00PM
Slither behind the sssssscenes to meet some of our sssssscaly friends in this exclusive Wild Encounters area.
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Behind the Sssssscenes with Snakes
1:00PM
Capacity: 8

Meeting Location: Discovery Zone Courtyard

Price per Person:

Adults Age 13-64$44.32
Senior Age 65+$39.47
Children Age 3-12$35.62
Members$22.12
Child Age 2 & Under$0.00

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

Slither behind the sssssscenes to meet some of our sssssscaly friends in this exclusive Wild Encounters area. Learn all about the many different snakes that call Ontario home! Discover how our keepers look after these native reptiles in our care and the roles they play within the Outreach and Discovery department here at the Toronto Zoo!

  • 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

    *Kid friendly/interactive


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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$79.72
Senior Age 65+$74.87
Children Age 3-12$71.02
Members$57.52
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! Experience starts at $210.00 (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.