Behind the Scenes Education Program Effectiveness

Experience what it's like to work with these amazing animals!

Imagine walking beside a young Tiger, petting a Wolf or feeding grapes to a Ring-tailed Lemur? All these opportunities and more are available through our Behind the Scenes program!

Safe and controlled interaction with wildlife in human care is a powerful educational tool, offering our staff the opportunity to share their knowledge and passion for the animals they work with. Hands-on experiences as such help develop an emotional connection, nurturing concern for current environmental issues and species at risk.

The animals themselves have been socialized since birth and enjoy all the personal attention! After a brief orientation and some instruction, you will have the chance to spend approximately an hour with an Animal Coordinator and three animals.

The hour-long program is available every day, rain or shine, at 12:00pm and 2:45pm. Guests are welcome to enjoy the wildlife park before and after that time. There is a fun and educational guided feeding tour at 1:30pm daily!

It was something we'll never, ever forget. To be that close and touch an animal you had until now only seen through a cage or on National Geographic was a phenomenal experience. I would recommend this to people of all ages. Thank you to the staff at Jungle Cat World, you made our special day even better!

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Behind the Scenes
$90.00 per person. Meet three animals under the safe guidance of one of our professional animal care staff. Fee includes all day admission into the zoo.
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Tiger Adventure:
$125.00 per person. Get the rare opportunity to meet "Alexia" or "Jax", tiger cubs born August 31... as well as two other animals! Fee includes all day admission into the zoo.
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By reservation only. Please contact us to make arrangements.

Ring-tailed lemur

There is a minimum requirement of 2 people and a maximum of 4 per session, though special arrangements can be made. 50% discount for minors under 18 years of age (accompanied by a participating adult). Some age restrictions do apply with certain animals.

Guests are welcome to take pictures, but videos are not permitted.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: All prices are in Canadian funds. Applicable taxes are not included. Full payment is required to secure reservation. Any schedule changes or cancellations must be received 7 days before the scheduled arrival date, 14 days for Holiday Weekend bookings and 30 days for Christmas, New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day. A full refund will be issued, minus a $50.00 administration fee, or a Gift Certificate is available for the full value of the Behind the Scenes program, which can be redeemed on another date. This is transferable to family and friends. Short-notice cancellations, beyond these periods, are not applicable for a refund.