Wildlife Safari Outreach Program
We bring the zoo to you!
Environmental education is important to increase our familiarity and understanding of nature, with the hope that we will become inspired to protect, conserve and restore it back to health.
For nearly two decades we have captivated audiences with an array of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, spiders and insects from around the world. It's an exciting opportunity to see these amazing animals in real-life and to learn about their fascinating lives, such as where they live, how they survive, their role in the ecosystem, and what we can do to protect them from going extinct. Our Wildlife Presentation teams are both interesting and dynamic, professionals in their field.
Over the years, we have visited places such as the Ontario Science Centre, Science North, CN Tower and countless schools, libraries, summer camps, Scouting/Guiding functions, church groups, corporate events and resorts. We have appeared on TV shows as The Zone (YTV), TVO-Kids, This is Daniel Cook, Kratts Creatures, Animal Housecalls, Canada AM and the Discovery Channel.
Many thanks for a terrific presentation- the kids are still talking about it. Great message and wonderfully enthusiastic messengers. I'll be sure to recommend you wherever possible.
Whether you're a classroom with a few students or an auditorium with hundreds of people, we can accommodate you. Each presentation can be tailored to meet your needs: the age group, curriculum and/or event theme.
The fee for hosting the Wildlife Safari Outreach Program varies, depending on such things as the number of presentations booked, travelling distance from the zoo, group size and any special requests, such as a full day visit.
Please contact us for more information or to make arrangements.
A 20% deposit is required to secure booking.
Are the animals safe for public display and are they treated humanely?
Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park was established in 1983 and has been fully accredited since 1989 by the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA), a non-profit organization established to promote the welfare of animals and encourage the advancement of education, conservation and science. Most places, such as Toronto, have by-laws that stipulate all live animal demonstrations must be affiliated with a CAZA accredited institution. Otherwise, it is unlawful to host or present exotic animals.
All the animals used for our outreach programs are selected based on their tractability and are regularly handled and socialized. Animals, such as lions and tigers, are young and usually less than a year old. A minimum of two professionally trained staff members attend each event. The Wildlife Educator is responsible for ensuring the message relayed is engaging and accurate, while the Animal Coordinator focuses on the safety and welfare of the animals. Prior to the event, our administrative team works closely with the host, going over details and requirements to help ensure a safe and memorable experience.