Chattanooga Zoo WILD Encounters: 

Go behind-the-scenes and interact with some of the most exotic animals around! Book your WILD Encounter now!
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Reservations are required. All WILD Encounters must be booked at least one week in advance.
All encounters are 30 minute programs

Red Panda 

 

Get up-close and personal with some of the cutes 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 10 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.




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 participant + Zoo admission

Age: Must be 7 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.






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 participant + Zoo admission

Age: Must be 10 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.





Fennec Fox 


Come and scurry around with the smallest fox in the world, the fennec fox! Go into their exhibit, feed them, and learn all about these tiny canids from their keepers! This is a great opportunity for guests to learn all about these nocturnal cuties and get up close to those large ears! Be sure to book your encounter in advance!  


 $45 per participant + Zoo admission

Age: Must be 10 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.






Capybara and Spider Monkey


Come meet, feed, and learn about the largest rodent in the world, the capybara, and hangout with our Spider Monkeys. This 2-for-1 experience allows guests to get up-close and personal with Chattanooga Zoo’s capybaras and spider monkeys, while chatting with her keepers, giving them yummy treats, and learning all about these animals. Be sure to book your encounter in advance!



Price: $65 per person + Zoo Admission


Age: Must be 10 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.



 








Langur


Come “monkey around” with our Francois and Hanuman 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 participant + Zoo admission

Age: Must be 10 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.




Kinkajou


Come into the kinkajou exhibit and wake up these interesting nocturnal creatures. This experience allows guests to interact and feed the Chattanooga Zoo’s kinkajous, all while learning all about them directly from their keepers. Be sure to book your encounter in advance!


Price: $55 per participant + Zoo admission

Age: Must be 7 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.






Baby Animal Encounters


In the event that the Chattanooga Zoo has an arrival of infant animals, “Baby Encounters” will be available if the Chattanooga Zoo staff see it safe for the animal and Zoo guests.


All details will depend on the animals and Zoo staff.

Age: Must be 7 years old. All persons under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.







 


Space is limited and subject to availability. Maximum of 2 participants per WILD Encounter. All participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.


Participants must be 8 years old. All participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

All WILD Encounters must be booked at least one week in advance. If there should be availability after one week’s notice, there is a $25 late fee per participant per program. Scheduled encounters may at times be cancelled or delayed at the Zoo staff’s discretion.


Photos are allowed to be taken of your encounter by Chattanooga Zoo staff only. If you would like photos taken, please provide your personal camera.


 

 

 

 

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