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Wild Encounters

New WILD ENCOUNTERS give guests a behind-the-scenes experience they’ll never forget.

Penguin Encounter

Experience the Cessna Penguin Cove from the inside! Go behind the scenes with a penguin keeper to learn what it takes to care for our Humboldt Penguins and what SCZ is doing to help them in the wild. Venture out into the penguin habitat for a wild encounter you'll never forget!

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Rhino Encounter

Get up close and personal with the rhinos at SCZ. You'll have the rhinos - literally - eating out of your hands while you chat with a rhino keeper and learn how we care for them at the Zoo and how you can help protect them in the wild. 

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Equine Encounter

Venture into the equine yards of the American Farm and learn all about the horses, donkeys, and other equine at SCZ. If you've ever wondered what the Poitou's long corded hair feels like, this encounter is for you! 

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Ectotherm Encounter

must be 5 or older

Meet everyone slimy, scaly, creepy, and crawly inside the ectotherm room in the Education department, and even have the opportunity to touch a few!

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Aldabra Tortoise Encounter

SEASONAL: May-September

Get to know the giant Aldabra tortoises at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Go into the tortoise habitat with a keeper to learn about Aldabras in the wild, meet the 3 who call SCZ their home and feed them a snack.

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