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.


Upcoming Events


Who’s That in the Dark?

Just because the sun has gone down, that doesn’t mean that there’s no activity going on at Wild Wonders!  We’re offering “Flashlight Tours” in late October, and you’ll get a different look at many of our animal ambassadors while they’re enjoying their evenings.

Fundraiser For Cheetah Conservation Fund

Please join us on Saturday, November 2 for a very special Sundowner event to benefit Cheetah Conservation and to help stop trafficking of Cheetahs.  Among other things, this event will include wine, light appetizers, an appearance by one of our cheetahs, and a message from the head of CCF.


Animal Experiences at Wild Wonders


Brunch With The Beasts

Are you as in love with Cheetahs as we are?  Imagine enjoying a tasty brunch within steps of our Cheetah exercise yard with one of our three Cheetah ambassadors in sight.  As you enjoy your meal, your guide will tell you about our Cheetahs, and the work of our three global conservation partners whose focus is on Cheetah conservation in the wild.  After you’ve finished, your guide will take you on a full Behind The Scenes tour of our facility where you’ll meet many of our other ambassadors.

NEW Fennec Fox and Friends Animal Experience

Everyone loves our little Fennec Foxes, and we’re now offering an Animal Experience focused on them. If you are crazy about Foxes, or have someone in your family that is, you need to sign up!

The FENNEC FOXES AND FRIENDS Experience joins our other four:  MEET AND GREET A CHEETAH (now featuring our one year old handsome male, Hasani), MEET AND FEED A BEARCAT, WALLABY WALKABOUT, and CAT TRAINING 101.  If you can’t decide on just one, check out our ULTIMATE Experience!

As always, each interactive animal experience comes with a full tour of our facility.


Wildlife Travel with Wild Wonders


Our April, 2020 Trip to Africa!

All 3 of our 2019 trips to Africa were sell-outs!  If you didn’t book one of those, don’t despair.  Details are now available for our next trip.

The dates of our next trip are April 23 – April 30, and the price is $3200/pp double occupancy.  Don’t miss out this time!

What our Guests Saw

Check out these videos taken by our participants.  Turn the sound up!

What our Guests Said

Responses to survey question of “Would you Consider Traveling with Wild Wonders again or Would you Recommend Wild Wonders Ecotravel to Others?”


Absolutely!  Planning another trip now!

Guests from June Africa trip

5-star rating from me.

I already plan to take another trip with Wild Wonders in the near future. My perspective on life and the work I want to do as a conservationist were changed in the most positive way. I would strongly recommend that anyone, even those not involved in the biological sciences, take a trip with Wild Wonders.

Guest from June Africa trip

Trip of a lifetime! Incredible – saw it all live and in person.

All accommodations were excellent. Delicious food and great variety.

Guest from May Africa Trip

Did someone say Borneo?

We’re going back!  Start planning your trip to the rain forests of Borneo in September 2020.  Our 2018 trip was wildly popular, so we’re doing it again.  We’ll be visiting 3 of the 4 prior lodges (Sepilok, Sukau Lodge, and Borneo Rainforest Lodge).

Dates and final pricing are not available yet, but for budgeting purposes, you should plan on $4600 – $4900, per person, double occupancy, plus international airfare.

Contact us at or 760 630 9230 if you’re interested!


Experiences For All Ages All Year Round


Zookeeper Mentor Program

If you have a budding Zookeeper 14 years of age or older, have them spend a one-on-one session with one of our Keepers.

Family Zoo Camp

Offered all year, the Family Zoo Camp is a three hour experience for the animal loving family.


Our Global Conservation Partners




Wild Wonders is a member of the American Association of Zookeepers and accredited by the Zoological Association of America.