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 “Boo at the Zoo” tours get you up close and personal with our spooky and not-so-spooky nocturnal animal ambassadors. These private flashlight tours are a great, safe way for small groups to visit Wild Wonders and get some trick-or-treating in while meeting our nighttime ambassadors while they’re active.
These private tours are on October 23, 24, 30, and 31 at 5:30 and 6:00.
A very special time of year for us is International Cheetah Day in early December. We are honoring this by hosting a special Cheetah edition of our popular summer zoo camps. Kids will learn about our cheetahs and their cousins in the wild, and meet and interact with other ambassadors.
Camps are for kids 6-12 and only offered on 3 days: November 22, 23, and 24 from 9:00-1:00. The price is $85/child,
Each November, Wild Wonders honors our military (active duty or not) with a special promotional offer.
This year, we are offering $25 off ALL tours and experiences in November. When booking, just enter the word “MILITARY” in the promo code field and the discount will appear.
Please bring your military ID when for your tour! And THANK YOU for your service.
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 awesome safaris to South Africa in November and December. 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.
Distance Learning and Virtual Programs
To supplement your distance learning / virtual program needs, we offer live Zoom broadcasts of all of our Education programs. Let one of our keeper / educators take your audience on a virtual safari where they’ll learn about animals in different ecosystems and conservation efforts!
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 and Hasani 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.