Wild Encounters

Wild Encounters

Wild Encounters bring guests closer to wildlife by having a one-of-a-kind experience with select animals behind-the-scenes. Book your tour today! Please read through the Participant Information Packet before your tour. 
Age Restrictions:
Wild Encounters often have age requirements to maintain your safety and the safety of our animals. The following age minimums are required:
Panther, Anteater, and Red Ruffed Lemur Encounters: Must be 5 years old or older.
Honey Badger and Tegu Encounters: All ages welcome.
*Guests ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a guest over the age of 18. *Guests ages 16 and up may participate unaccompanied.

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Black and White Tegu Encounter

Encounters offered every sunday at 12:30 pm

Have you seen our tegu in the Reptile Rendezvous show? Now you can meet this scaly star up-close at our Black and White Tegu Wild Encounter! This is the only encounter at the Naples Zoo where touching this large lizard, or any animal, is allowed!
No minimum age requirement.
Capacity:
6 people 
Members: $25/person  Non-members: $35/person + admission

 


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Red Ruffed Lemur Encounter

Encounters offered every monday at 11:00 am

They leap, they pollinate, they hang by their feet, and they sunbathe; it’s all in a day for a lemur! At the Red Ruffed Lemur Wild Encounter, you’ll learn all about this unique primate while you feed them a snack!
Minimum age: 5 years old  Capacity: 6 people 
Members: $55/person  Non-members: $65/person + admission


Florida Panther Encounter

Encounters offered every tuesday at 9:00 am

On this tour, you’ll meet a keeper who cares for one of the Zoo’s most famous and beloved residents, Uno. You will tour the state-of-the-art enclosure that, in addition to being Uno’s home, is also a rehabilitation facility for orphaned or injured Florida panthers. You’ll then get to see Uno up-close as he participates in a training session with a member of his animal care team. You may also get an up-close look at our other rescue panther, Athena! Finally, learn how Naples Zoo supports Florida panther conservation in the wild and how you can help too. Meet outside the gift shop immediately after admissions.
Minimum age: 5 years old  Capacity: 6 people 
Members: $55/person  Non-members: $65/person + admission

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Giant Anteater Encounter

Encounters offered every tuesday at 11:00 am

On this tour, you’ll learn about the unique diet and adaptations of this weirdly awesome animal. Then, you’ll meet an animal care team member who cares for our giant anteater, DeeGee. They will answer any of your questions and help you feed him a snack! Finally, learn how Naples Zoo supports giant anteater conservation in the wild and how you can help too. Meet at the anteater exhibit across from Alligator Bay.
Minimum age: 5 years old  Capacity: 6 people 
Members: $45/person  Non-members: $55/person + admission

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Honey Badger Encounter

Encounters offered every Friday at 10:00 am

On this tour, you’ll help make enrichment (items that exercise their minds and bodies) for three of the few honey badgers in the United States. Then, you will meet a member of their care team who will answer your questions and help you hide the enrichment inside the exhibit! Then, you’ll get to watch them interact with, and probably destroy, your creations! Finally, learn how Naples Zoo supports conservation projects all over the world and how you can help too. Meet at the honey badger exhibit near Lake Victoria.
No minimum age requirement. Capacity:
6 people 
Members: $25/person  Non-members: $35/person + admission

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Questions? Email education@napleszoo.org or call 239-262-5409 ext. 158!

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