Rhino Encounters

We are working with EARTH Ltd. to give our visitors a unique way to learn more about rhino conservation! Starting June 18 we will be offering rhino encounters.

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.

The encounter includes:happy rhino

  • a meet and greet with our two white rhinos Thelma and Louise
  • a talk from one of our zookeepers
  • a special gift bag

Rhino encounters are $50 for Members of EARTH Ltd and $75 for non-members. Half of the proceeds go to the International Rhino Foundation

Each encounter is at 4:00pm and lasts about 30 minutes. Each session has room for 4 people.

*Participants must be at least 12 years old. Those under 18 years of age must have a paid adult with them.

Check the schedule below to see the available dates.

To reserve a spot, please call Betsey Brewer at 1-800-258-9182 ext 209 or email her at betsey@southwickszoo.com



All current encounter dates are full. We will be announcing more for the Fall though, so check back soon!
Wednesday June 18FULL
Tuesday June 242 Spaces
Thursday July 3FULL
Tuesday July 8FULL
Wednesday July 9FULL
Sunday July 13FULL
Wednesday August 6FULL
Saturday August 9FULL
Saturday August 16FULL
Thursday August 21FULL