What is Wild Wonders?
Wild Wonders is where kids and adults can connect with animals from all over the world. Through live tours and interactive programs, our 120 animal ambassadors and educators will take you on a dynamic adventure you won’t forget.
Our motto is “Rescue. Educate. Conserve”, and our educators will share the stories behind the animals, the adaptations they have to help them survive in the wild, and what conservation challenges they face.
Our goal is to excite the public and foster a desire to preserve and learn about wildlife, and the important role they play in the planet we share.
All of our onsite Animal Experience tours are by appointment only, and must be booked through our website. Your tour will be exclusively for your group, allowing your keeper / educator to focus only on you.
We are OPEN for Tours
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Meet Tavi, the newest cheetah to call Wild Wonders his forever home!
Tavi’s mom couldn’t care for him, so a decision was made to hand raise him. Wild Wonders was thrilled to step up and take on this responsibility, and he is getting round-the-clock care here.
It will be awhile before he is down with Masika and Hasani, but you can follow his adventures and watch him as he meets his milestones on this special web page just for him.
As with our other cheetahs, he will be an ambassador for his cheetah cousins in the wild.
Our amazing new “All About Cats” Experience focuses on our cat ambassadors: cheetah, lynx, and serval. You’ll see them in their exercise yards, watch a training session, make some enrichment for them, and watch Tavi and Yara in their morning romp.
Our Summer Zoo Camps for kids aged 6-12 are available for registration. These 4 hour camps will be offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays from June 21 to August 5. These are always very popular, so sign up soon!
Let us introduce you to some of the most colorful birds in the world! Meet and interact with these playful and full of personality Blue and Gold Macaws and Sun Conures, and watch them as they take flight and return. If you love parrots, our “Winged Wonders” Experience is for you.
Wild Wonders will once again be presenting programs at SoCal libraries throughout the summer as part of their Summer Reading Program. Programs are free and feature one of our keeper / educators and SIX of our amazing animal ambassadors.
More New Arrivals
Some adorable new ambassadors in training are now calling Wild Wonders their forever home: Kiki, the Bennett’s wallaby joey, Salsa and Nacho, two coatis, MuShu (pictured) and Miso, two new ferrets, and a very young yet-to-be-named Fennec Fox. You can meet Kiki NOW on our Wallaby Walkabouts and MuShu and Miso on our Behind the Scenes Tours.
Let Wild Ecotours Take you to Africa
Our subsidiary, Wild Ecotours, has announced an awesome safari to South Africa in November. These bespoke exclusive safaris will accommodate only 8 lucky guests.
Dusk is a magical time of evening, whether you are on safari in Africa or on a hilltop in Bonsall. Bring a picnic to share in our African Safari tent, and we’ll bring the safari to you.
Celebrate your Special Event at Wild Wonders
If you’d like to make your next celebration event extra special, consider a Celebration VIP Behind the Scenes Tour at Wild Wonders. You’ll get one of our private, interactive tours, a surprise visit from one of our ambassadors, and access to one of our two lovely locales to enjoy a picnic.
Our Animal Experiences
Let us introduce you to animals from all over the world with our Behind the Scenes Experience. Your keeper / educator will lead you on an interactive, educational, and fun tour of our 5-acre facility where you’ll meet and interact with many of our amazing animal ambassadors.
We also offer Animal Experiences which focus on a particular ambassador animal, such as Meet and Greet a Cheetah, Meed and Feed a Bearcat, Wallaby Walkabout, Cat Education 101, Fennec Fox and Friends, and Reptiles from Around the World. All include the Behind the Scenes tour!
Create YOUR ULTIMATE combination by SELECTING ANY two, three, or four of our Experiences to make your visit something you’ll never forget!
Meet and Feed a Bearcat
If you have pre-paid for your Experience and just need to book a date and time, click here for a reservation request.
Meet our Cheetahs
Masika, Hasani, and Tavi are our majestic cheetah ambassadors. All of our unique Animal Experiences include a stop at our cheetah exercise yard where your keeper / educator will tell you more about them, their cheetah cousins in the wild, and the challenging work our conservation partners in South Africa and Botswana are doing to help stem the tide of their population decline.
Join us for our Meet and Greet a Cheetah Experience. After a “cheetah chat” with your keeper / educator, we will bring one of the cheetahs out from his habitat on a leash!
Our Global Conservation Partners
Trip Advisor Travel Award Winner for 2021
Wild Wonders has been recognized as a 2021 Travelers’ Choice Winner. This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to visitors, having earned great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, Wild Wonders stood out by continuously delighting visitors. Thank you to all of our visitors who submitted your experiences to Tripadvisor!
Wild Wonders is a member of the American Association of Zookeepers and accredited by the Zoological Association of America.