Wild Encounters

If you’ve yearned to get closer to the animals, now you can! Behind-the-scenes experiences turn a trip to the Zoo into the chance of a lifetime.

Wild Encounter: Elephant is currently on hold until January 31, 2022. Wild Encounter: Giant Panda and Aldabra Tortoise are currently on hold until February 28, 2022. Due to the current unpredictability of the COVID 19 pandemic, all reservations are subject to reschedule or cancellation.

Wild Encounter Gift Certificate

Give the adventure of lifelong learning. Here’s an idea we can promise won’t be re-gifted: give a certificate for one of Zoo Atlanta’s education programs! You may also purchase gift certificates in $25 increments up to $100. Program restrictions apply. 


Activity Type: Wild Encounters:

Wild Encounter: Rhino

Returns March 18! Meet Mumbles, Zoo Atlanta’s first southern white rhino, in the all-new Rhino Wild Encounter!

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Wild Encounter: Lemur

Returns April 2! Meet and feed some of the amazing primates that make the island of Madagascar one of Earth's...

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Wild Encounter: Elephant

No creature looms larger over the savanna than the African elephant, and you’ll agree when you come face-to-trunk with one...

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Wild Encounter: Aldabra Tortoise

Meet the ancient giants of Aldabra Atoll. See, feed, and touch one of the world’s largest living tortoise species....

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Wild Encounter: Giant Panda

Meet and feed one of Zoo Atlanta’s world-famous black-and-white bears during an exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter!

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