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Have you ever fed an elephant or pet a porcupine? Do you want to give a lemur a treat or pet a snake? Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! Get up close and personal with some of our special ambassador animals and share an experience like none other!
This Guided Tour includes close-up encounters, fun facts, and the chance to make lasting memories.
Current Tour Encounters
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ARE INCLUDED IN THE TOUR.
Spend time with Quilla, our African Crested Porcupine. Give her treats & learn more about this special animal.
Feed Recent Babies
Meet our newest babies. Learn about their feeding schedule & get the chance to feed them with a bottle!
Feed Ringtail Lemur
Get up-close to our troop of ringtail lemurs & give them a tasty snack
Meet Bella, our Ball Python, & a few of our favorite reptiles.
End the special tour with the opportunity to meet & feed our African Elephant.
Schedule a Close Encounter Tour
Cost ($30 per person, all ages) includes general Zoo admission.
Guest are free to explore the zoo before and/or after their schedule tour.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring your own camera to take pictures. Tours have a schedule to maintain, keepers will not make extra time for photo opportunities and cannot take your photos.
All tours are walking tours. No transportation provided.
Call or email to schedule your tour.
Phone # (540) 291-2420
Tours need to be scheduled at least one week in advance.
Must be paid in full before tour date.
Groups must consist of a minimum of 10 persons and cannot exceed 25 people.
Tours are non-refundable. If it becomes necessary to reschedule your tour to another date, you may do so by calling or emailing at lease 48 hours in advance without incurring any additional charges.
All participants must abide by staff instructions at all times. This is for the safety of the animals and guests.