Chattanooga Zoo WILD Encounters:

 

Red Panda

Get up-close and personal with some of the cutest animals in the Zoo, Red Pandas. Go into their exhibit, talk with their keepers, and learn what really makes them so special. This WILD Encounter allows visitors to interact and hand feed our red pandas. This is a great opportunity for you to meet and spend time with one of the cutest, yet threatened animals in the world. Be sure to book your encounter in advance!

  Price: $95 per person + Zoo Admission

  Age: Must be 8 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

 

Maximum of 2 participants. Space is limited and subject to availability. Please check in with the Zoo Gift Shop staff at least 10 minutes prior to your Wild Encounter. Please note: scheduled encounters may at times need to be cancelled or delayed.

To schedule your Red Panda Encounter now, please call (423) 643-5703 or email hhammon@chattzoo.org.

 

 

African Spur-Thighed Tortoise

Come to see, feed, and interact with the largest species of mainland tortoise, the African Spur-Thighed Tortoise. This experience allows guests to enter the tortoises’ enclosure, talk with their keepers, and learn all about them! Be sure to book your encounter in advance!

     Price: $35 per person + Zoo Admission

     Age: Must be 8 years old.  All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

 

Maximum of 2 participants. Space is limited and subject to availability. Please check in with the Zoo Gift Shop staff at least 10 minutes prior to your Wild Encounter. Please note: scheduled encounters may at times need to be cancelled or delayed.

To schedule your Tortoise Encounter now, please call (423) 643-5703 or email hhammon@chattzoo.org.

 

 

 

Meerkat

Come meet our mob of Meerkats! Go into their exhibit for a fun and exciting experience. Chat with their keepers, feed them yummy treats, and learn about the “meerkat manor”. Be sure to book your encounter in advance!

     Price: $60 per person + Zoo Admission

     Age: Must be 8 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

 

Maximum of 2 participants. Space is limited and subject to availability. Please check in with the Zoo Gift Shop staff at least 10 minutes prior to your Wild Encounter. Please note: scheduled encounters may at times need to be cancelled or delayed.

To schedule your Meerkat Encounter now, please call (423) 643-5703 or email hhammon@chattzoo.org.

 

 

 

Two-Toed Sloth

Our delightful Two-Toed Sloth, Olive, is waiting patiently to meet you! Go into her enclosure to meet and feed this sleepy bundle of joy. Talk with her keepers and learn all about her slow paced life style. Be sure to book your encounter in advance!

     Price: $95.00 per person + Zoo admission

     Age: Must be 8 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

 

Maximum of 2 participants. Space is limited and subject to availability. Please check in with the Zoo Gift Shop staff at least 10 minutes prior to your Wild Encounter. Please note: scheduled encounters may at times need to be cancelled or delayed.

To schedule your Sloth Encounter now, please call (423) 643-5703 or email hhammon@chattzoo.org.

 

 

 

Capybara ***DUE TO EXHIBIT RENOVATIONS, THE CAPYBARA ENCOUNTER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  

Come meet, feed, and learn about the largest rodent in the world, the capybara. This exciting experience allows guests to get up-close and personal with Fran, the Chattanooga Zoo’s capybara, while chatting with her keepers, giving her yummy treats, and learning all about this unique species. Be sure to book your encounter in advance!

     Price: $45 per person + Zoo Admission

     Age: Must be 8 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

 

Maximum of 2 participants. Space is limited and subject to availability. Please check in with the Zoo Gift Shop staff at least 10 minutes prior to your Wild Encounter. Please note: scheduled encounters may at times need to be cancelled or delayed.

To schedule your Capybara Encounter now, please call (423) 643-5703 or email hhammon@chattzoo.org.

 

 

 

Francois Langur

Come “monkey around” with our Francois Langur, Trieu. Go behind the scenes for an encounter with a monkey like never before. Get up-close and personal with this exotic monkey while feeding, playing, and learning all about him. This is an experience of a lifetime! Be sure to book your encounter in advance!

     Price: $60 per person + Zoo Admission

     Age: Must be 8 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

 

Maximum of 2 participants. Space is limited and subject to availability. Please check in with the Zoo Gift Shop staff at least 10 minutes prior to your Wild Encounter. Please note: scheduled encounters may at times need to be cancelled or delayed.

To schedule your Langur Encounter now, please call (423) 643-5703 or email hhammon@chattzoo.org.

 

Spider Monkey

Have you ever fed a monkey? Well, now you can! Come meet, greet, and feed our Spider Monkeys. Go behind the scenes and interact with this group of energetic primates. Get up-close and personal as you chat with their keepers and learn all about their behaviors and how much it takes to care for these animals. This is a wild adventure that you will never forget! Be sure to book your encounter in advance.

     Price: $60 per person + Zoo Admission

     Age: Must be 8 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

 

Maximum of 2 participants. Space is limited and subject to availability. Please check in with the Zoo Gift Shop staff at least 10 minutes prior to your Wild Encounter. Please note: scheduled encounters may at times need to be cancelled or delayed.

To schedule your Spider Monkey  Encounter now, please call (423) 643-5703 or email hhammon@chattzoo.org.

 

 

 

 

**All WILD Encounters must be booked at least 1 week in advance.

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