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 animals in the zoo is an effective educational tool to encourage public awareness, understanding and concern for wildlife. 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 work with an Animal Coordinator and three tractable animals for 45 minutes. This hands-on activity allows the opportunity for participants to take pictures of themselves with the animals they are working with. Admission into Jungle Cat World is included.

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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Amur tiger

Program Fee:
$90.00 for adults and $45.00 for minors under 18 years of age (accompanied by a participating adult).

Applicable taxes are not included. Prices are subject to change.


Fee includes all day admission into the zoo. Enjoy the guided feeding tour at 1:30pm daily!

Please contact us for more information or to make arrangements.

Ring-tailed lemur

A 50% deposit is required, which is non-refundable. We can only accommodate 2-4 participants per session, though special arrangements can be made. Some age restrictions do apply with certain animals.

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