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 program is available every day 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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Amur tiger

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

Fee includes all day admission into the zoo.


Currently available animals »

Please contact us for more information or to make arrangements.

Ring-tailed lemur

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