Details

Price

$75/guest

What

60-minute tour

Who

Guests 10 years of age and older.

When

This exclusive program is offered just 6 times throughout the year. Find available dates and times.

Also Included

  • Souvenir sticker
  • Digital Photo of one of our Predator Ridge residents

Predator Ridge Encounter

We’re Going to Hear You Roar!

Take an African safari right here in Denver by joining us on this exclusive tour. Go behind-the-scenes at the award-winning Benson Predator Ridge to meet some of our social carnivores. Get to know our playful African wild dogs, intelligent spotted hyenas, or even our majestic African lions during this exclusive behind-the-scenes experience. You’ll learn more about these inspiring animals from the animal experts who care for them every day. Seats are limited, so sign up for this amazing opportunity today.

Please note that because of safety regulations, guests will not receive direct contact with the animals, but rather will get a closer look than public perspective allows with exclusive access and interactions. Due to animal care needs we cannot guarantee which species participants will meet ahead of time.

Guests will not have access to the new lion cub or its mother, as they need privacy and quiet time right now, but guests will have access to the zookeepers who provide exceptional care for all Denver Zoo’s lions.

Restrictions

  • This encounter is for guest 10 years of age and older.
  • Program fee does not include admission to Denver Zoo–admission tickets must be purchased separately.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paid participant that is 16 years of age or older.
  • Denver Zoo reserves the right to re-route or cancel any tour due to animal health or safety concerns. In the event of cancellation, efforts will be made to reschedule you on a later date.
  • This Up-Close Animal Encounter will occur rain or shine.
  • You must check in inside the Boettcher Welcome Center 15 minutes prior to the start time of your adventure. The exclusive nature of this experience makes joining the group late not possible.
  • All participants MUST have a paid ticket to take part in the encounter. Guests who have not purchased tickets will NOT be permitted to accompany paid participants for any part of the experience.
  • This encounter is not recommended for guests with hay allergies or allergies to cats. Call for more information.
  • There is limited access for service animals in Predator Ridge. Please call 720-337-1400 to confirm.

Reschedule Fee

  • Between 5 and 14 business days from your scheduled program date: $15.00 fee per ticket.
  • Less than 5 days before the encounter, changes are not permitted and payment is non-refundable. A fee of 100% will be charged for a missed encounter.

Cancellation Fee

  • Between 5 and 14 business days from your scheduled program date: 50% of total program cost.
  • Less than 5 days before the encounter, changes are not permitted and payment is non-refundable. A fee of 100% will be charged for a missed encounter.

Looking for a wild and unique gift?

A gift certificate for a Denver Zoo Up-Close Animal Encounter lets your special someone choose their unforgettable animal experience.