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Exclusive VIP-Wild Encounters

Here is your chance to get up close and personal with our animal experiences here at San Antonio Zoo. Go behind-the-scenes to learn more about animal enrichment and care at San Antonio Zoo while connecting with animal care specialists, hippos, rhinos, giraffes, and an okapi! This is a must for animal lovers! Wild Encounters is the ultimate experience San Antonio Zoo has to offer!

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PROGRAM: Exclusive VIP-Wild Encounters
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Program Details

Arrive at the Front Gate 15 minutes prior to your experience to check-in.

There is a max capacity for this experience of 4 guests. Spots fill up fast, so book now!


Experience Highlights: 

  • Guided cart tour of San Antonio Zoo with your personal education tour guide.
  • Hippo experience
  • Rhino experience
  • Okapi experience
  • Chat with animal care specialists
  • Giraffe Feeding Experience
  • Lunch will be provided

Please note: Animal presentations and behind-the-scenes areas are subject to change based on the health and welfare of the animals.



  • The overall tour lasts around four hours.
  • Admission to San Antonio Zoo is separate and required for entry.
  • The tour fee is non-refundable, however, the tour will be rescheduled when possible if necessary.
  • San Antonio Zoo reserves the right to cancel or modify the VIP due to inclement weather, animal health/well-being, and/or safety concerns. In the event of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you for a future date.
  • The VIP tour is subject to change and/or cancellation due to animal availability
  • No service animals allowed during the tour.
  • Children 15 years and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Any arrivals 15 minutes or later after the start of the experience will not be admitted.
  • Please advise us of any disabilities, special needs, medical conditions, or any other concerns you may have that could prevent you from fully participating in the experience. The more information you can provide, the better we can assist you.