2:50pm Big Cat Painting Encounter


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

Children ages 2 & under are free.




Get up close and personal with one of Wildlife Safari’s big cats (either cheetah, lion or tiger) and learn all about their unique behaviors and the important role that ambassador animals play in spreading the message of animal conservation! Then, watch the cats demonstrate what they’ve learned while they create a one-of-a-kind painting as part of their enrichment!

Due to the nature of the encounter, we cannot guarantee which cat you will see on your adventure. Call 541.679.6761 for more info.

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

Meet either a cheetah, tiger, or lion up close as the keepers tell you about these beautiful animals. Watch as they partake in their enrichment and walk across a canvas, making special one of a kind artwork.

What's not Included

Animal Enrichment Encounters do not include regular Drive Through admission, which is required to participate in Enrichment Encounters. The Big Cat Encounter does not come with a painting unless the add on is purchased as well.

The Big Cat is not a hands-on encounter.

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.


While the Big Cat encounter does not typically fill up, calling more than 2 days ahead can help guarantee your space on an encounter. Give Wildlife Safari a call any time during business hours to speak with a guest services representative at 541.679.6761.

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.