Rhino Encounters

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Note: The rhinos can be viewed daily by all zoo visitors.

Ever wondered what it’s like to scratch a rhino behind the ears?

We are working with EARTH Ltd. to give our visitors a unique way to learn more about rhino conservation! Half of the proceeds will be going to the environmental education non profit EARTH Ltd and the other half will go to the International Rhino Foundation.

Rhino Encounters are offered on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 9am.
Spots are limited and must be reserved in advance. Please meet us at 9am a the zoo’s front entrance the day of your encounter.


Non-members: $99
EARTH Member: $79

Includes: Admission to the zoo for the day and an encounter with our two white rhinos.

*Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
NOTE: We suggest wearing comforatble, closed toe shoes. We DO NOT recommend wearing flip flops or sandals.

Click here to reserve your rhino encounter

One of our rhino encounter participants wrote about it on her blog. Check it out!

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“Both Jessica and I would like to thank you for the incredible Rhino Encounter this last Saturday, 8/2. We were both awe struck as we left the rhino area; stunned with the “up close” magnificence of this beautiful creature.”
-Stan Coombs, Rhino Encounter participant August 2014