Today at the Park

Close Encounters & Activities Available Today

While most of the encounters below are offered daily, booking ahead due to encounters filling up is always recommended. Feel free to call ahead to book or verify your space at 541.679.6761.

Booking more than one encounter? Because some encounters require you to select a date, all of the “Book Yours” buttons below will open that encounter into a new tab. Make your selections or add your numbers to your cart, and then you can exit out of that tab and return to this one to move onto your next encounter.Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes before your encounter. 

10:00 a.m. | Sumatran Tiger Tour | SALE! $10 per person

Get as close to Sumatran Tigers as anyone should! Our sisters will amaze you with their unique personalities, incredible curiosity and mesmerizing eyes. Journey to the land of the carnivores at Wildlife Safari and watch the Sumatran tigers interact with their newly enhanced and enlarged exhibit. Learn all about their peculiar habits, watch them show off their incredible skills and hear them chuff as they enjoy their own treats! Sumatran tigers are some of the most endangered big cats on the planet, so make sure you ask all about Wildlife Safari’s global tiger conservation efforts. 

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Learn about Conservation at Wildlife Safari

10:45 a.m. | Lions 101 | $15 per person

Journey to lion country at Wildlife Safari! Learn all about how the unique lion pride at the park interacts with each other. Observe family dynamics, get to know the lions and watch them train with behaviors that help them help us with their veterinary care! Lions 101 takes you on an on-foot journey to the land of the lions! 

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11:30 a.m. | Cheetah Photo Encounter | $15 per person

Leave the fences behind as you get truly eye-to-eye with Wildlife Safari’s famous ambassador cheetahs! Learn all about Wildlife Safari’s incredible success as the number two cheetah breeding center on Earth, meet the eclectic cats and even pose for photos! You’ll get up close and personal with these incredible cheetahs and get a photo of yourself without any fences! 

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12:45 p.m. | Giraffe Group Enrichment & Feed | $15 per person

Hop on a caged Safari tour vehicle and journey to the heart of the park to meet up with Mate and the entire giraffe family! Learn all about giraffes as you feed them treats, watch them interact with each other and other animals, and more! At Wildlife Safari, you are captive, and they roam free! 

Giraffe encounters fill up fast so be sure to get to the park early to book yours before they’re full! Giraffe encounter bookings are not available online. 

1:15 p.m. & 2:15 p.m. | Pet & Meet Elephants Weekends | $15 per person

Available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. 

Bus down to the elephant barn and meet some of the Wildlife Safari elephants closer than anywhere around! This truly hands-on elephant adventure will allow you to pet an elephant, pose for photos and maybe even take home your own elephant artwork! Wildlife Safari is currently raising money for an elephant habitat expansion, and Wildlife Safari elephants remind you to never buy ivory! 

Elephant encounters fill up fast so be sure to get to the park early to book yours before they’re full! Elephant encounter bookings are not available online. 

2:30 p.m. | Big Bear Feed | $15 per person

Imagine getting face to face with a mighty Alaskan Coastal brown bear! With Big Bear at Wildlife Safari, you have the opportunity to hop onto a safari open air truck and journey to the heart of Bear Island! Learn all about the mighty brown bears at Wildlife Safari, what makes each of the bears at the park different, and toss them treats! Help keepers provide the bears with their daily diets and work toward mimicking their natural wild behaviors. And remember- any closer and you’d be lunch!

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3:30 p.m. | Elephant Waterhole Excursion Weekends | $20 per person

Fridays Saturdays and Sundays only.

The elephants love to play and splash, which is why we created the elephant waterhole! Journey underground and come up inside of the waterhole to experience these incredible giants playing, splashing and loving life. Learn all about the elephants, their lives and their enrichment! The elephant water hole is a truly once in a lifetime experience! But the fun doesn’t stop until you’ve fed the elephants some yummy treats! 

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4:45 p.m. | Behind the Scenes Maned Wolf & Cougar Enrichment | $15 per person

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

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Free Encounters, Keeper Talks & Presentations Today

Check out the Always Free Safari Village and be sure to join us for the scheduled activities listed below!

11:00 a.m. | Badger Dig Box | Free!

Come and meet one of the most curious critters at the park, Bandit the Badger! Watch him display his digging skills in a specially designed box that lets you watch him burrow and play! 

11:00 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. | Wells Fargo Australian Walk About & Bird Aviary | Free/ $1 to feed

Escape on a journey to Africa! Meet the eclectic Kookaburras, kick it with wallaroos and be sure to take time to meet the budgies in the aviary! Grab a feed stick for just $1 and feed the birds while you’re here! 

11:30 a.m. | Ring Tailed Lemur Talk | Free

Meet some of Wildlife Safari’s fascinatingly curious ring-tailed lemurs near their home on Lemur Island! Be sure to quiz their incredibly passionate keepers on all things lemur and Safari Village! 

1:00 p.m. | Safari Dome Presentations | Free

Have you met a red ruffed lemur? How about a black and white tegu? Meet some of the curious collection of critters that call Wildlife Safari home as we present fascinating facts, curious oddities and more at the Safari Dome! 

1:30 p.m. | Cheetah Talks at the Cheetah Spot | Free

Join some of Wildlife Safari’s cheetah experts and their Ambassador Cheetahs to learn all about Wildlife Safari’s incredible efforts in cheetah breeding, our cheetah’s personalities, animal outreach and more! Thursday- Monday only. 


Remember, animal encounters and free activities are subject to change, so be sure to book online as early as possible. Don’t have the option to select a date when booking? Encounters without the option to pick a day are typically available at the same time everyday and don’t fill up. Please contact Guest Services at or 541.679.6761 for more information.