Join us for these one of a kind Experience & Encounters. Get up close & Personal!
Cuddle the babies, howl with wolves, ride a water buffalo and more! Animal Encounters & Experiences vary depending on season & availability. to ensure the encounter you prefer is available, please call or submit an online request in advance. Otherwise come visit and take advantage of the encounters that are offered on open days. Close Encounters, Experiences & Ultimate Encounters must be reserved in advance and can be done any day of the week, depending on availability.
Most encounters are for ages 8 and up. However we do have a few child safe encounters geared towards children. Those will be marked with an *
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Prices only available when booked during a regularly scheduled time. Check our schedule for dates.
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There is a $150 minimum to book on a non regular scheduled day. Click here for more info on our Tours by Reservations
What you need to know before your encounter:
Prices are per person and do not include Zoo Admission. This is required for all encounters.
Deer & Friends $54
Get up close and or feed and interact with the African Crested Porcupines, Kangaroos,Deer and Patagonian Cavies.
Meet 1- 2 of the wolves up close. Learn, experience and interact with some of the wolves at North Georgia Zoo. Assist with training and enjoy taking photos! $100
Bonding Experience: $100
*Includes Spotlight Animal- Crab Eating Raccoon or Warthog
On this personal walk through tour you will be able to hand feed a variety of animals from outside the enclosure. The hand feeding gives you a chance to get up close and personal with these animals and create a positive experience between each other. Examples of animals you may see: Beaver, Bearcats, Coatimundis, Gibbon, Zebra and more. This is a treat reward tour only! Food is provide in such as way that is safe for the animal and guest.
We can let you pet the zebra and get pictures with them on this side of the fence.
Monkey & Friends $100
Get and up close and hands on experience with some monkeys and their cousins! Click here for more info! 30-45 minutes. limit 5 people.
Kangaroo Experience: $54
Head into the exhibits and meet the different kangaroo species up close and personal. Check out the babies in the pouch. Hand feed and touch the different species! Learn more then you thought possible about roos while interacting with them on an up close and personal level!
Sloth & Friends Experience
Includes a behind the scenes tour with lots of animal interaction and up close encounters. The tour will end with meeting Jubilee the Sloth up close and personal! $100 a person.
*Meet the Babies $54
Visit with the animals from the nursery and help bottle feed. (if reserved in advance) These vary according to the season but can include kangaroo, baby deer, African Crested Porcupine, lemur and more.*depending on circumstances: This encounter may be done in the nursery or at one of the encounter areas.
Otter Experience Will Return in the Fall!
Come experience play time with the otters, learn about and socialize with them! Encounters are for ages 8 and up.
Currently not Available
20-30 minutes $100 per person
*Meet the new Lemurs kids! Born April 2016 they are bundles of fun and love to treats! ! Book your lemur experience now!
Get up close and personal with with 1-2 lemurs plus meet one of their rain forest friends.
Prices do not include Zoo Admission. This is required for all encounters.
These shorter encounters are great for children and animal lovers alike! Please be aware some encounters may not be suitable for children 8 years & younger.
*Hedgehog & Friends:
15 -20 minutes: hedgehog, chinchilla and one of the following: guinea pig, ferret, sugar glider or prairie dog). Combo $35 great for the little ones. for an extended version of this see our animal encounter package options.
reservations recommended but not required
Fennec Fox & Friends
Meet a Fennec Fox and some of her incredible misfit friends! These animals are unusual and crazy looking but God created them perfectly for their protection!
$54 per person last 30-45min
Click here for more info!
Wolf Puppy Encounters
Only available for a limited time!
15-20 min long encounter with a wolf puppy or puppies. Enjoy a hands-on encounter with our wolf pup(s). Participate in training, pose for pictures, pet and play. $35 per person.
Age Requirements: 8 with parent 12 without
*The Little Ones $54
Hand size fun. Meet critters that fit in your hand or on your lap and are simply adorable: armadillo, chinchilla, hedgehog, sugar glider, flying squirrel, prairie dog. guinea pig, ferret, trained rat or other.
** recommended for Kids!
Tropical Birds $54
Pose with a parrot on your arm, interact with different tropical birds, from Parrots to Touracos.
Owl & Friends $54
Experience learning about and handling owl, hawk and other feathered friends!
Get an up close & personal look at these amazing creatures. Learn all about them and their importance to nature.
Hakunna Matta Currently Not Available $54 per person
(wart hog and prairie dog baby) Take your worries away by getting an up close experience whit a baby wart hog and baby prairie dogs. limited time only)
Cougar & Friends $54
Do Carnivores fascinate you? Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a cougar? Sign up and visit with Sarai the cougar, wildcats and other predators.
** We reserve the right at any time to deny animal encounter privileges to participants that are not able to listen and obey the guidelines or are posing a threat to themselves, the animal of to others.**