12:30pm Behind the Scenes with the Cougar & Maned Wolf | Single Adult or Child


Let us know your requested date at checkout or call in advance to schedule your encounter.

Children ages 2 & under are free.



Journey to the Wild Americas with Safari Village keepers to continue your incredible day at Wildlife Safari! Learn all about the peculiar maned wolf and observe a cougar receive treats and show off their special skills. Quiz the keepers and test their knowledge of these fascinating, native species!

Encounters fill up fast, and each encounter happens only once per day! Joining us on a weekend? Call 541-679-6761 to guarantee your spot! Join Wildlife Safari each day on an excursion to the wild Americas where you can learn all about animals, their behavior, and more! You may even get to see them paint! (Encounter fee is per person, this is a public group encounter). You can even commission a painting of your very own (weather dependent).

Because Wildlife Safari Enrichment Encounters include bused or open-air adventures through the park’s drive-through, regular drive through admission is required when registering¬†for any Enrichment Encounter activity. Get your Drive Through Admissions by clicking here.

Wildlife Safari is making enrichment encounter registration a breeze by providing virtual tickets! While you should receive a receipt and order confirmation, no physical tickets will be sent. Simply check in at Guest Services using the name you purchased tickets under or the order confirmation number in your email! Questions or concerns? Contact Guest Services at 541.679.6761.

Additional information

What's Included

Go behind the scenes with Safari Village Keepers to observe the peculiar behavior of the elegant maned wolf and the fascinating cougar. Watch as the cougars show off their incredible skills which help the cats participate in their own veterinary care. This encounter gives you the rare opportunity to join keepers in private parts of the park for a truly once in a lifetime encounter!

What's not Included

Animal Enrichment Encounters do not include regular Drive Through admission, but this encounter takes place behind the scenes in the Always Free Safari Village.

Behind the Scenes with the Cougar & Maned Wolf is not hands-on encounters.

How long does this adventure last?

Animal Enrichment Encounters last between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on the number of people registering for the encounter. Encounters will not be cut short while there are still questions, or while the keeper staff is still educating the public.


This encounter has a limited availability, so be sure to book early!

Cancellations/ Refunds

Wildlife Safari Animal Enrichment Encounters are generally non-refundable. However, Wildlife Safari is happy to arrange alternate encounters, dates, accommodations and transfers of purchases.