Looking for Unique Animal Encounters in San Diego? Wild Wonders is a 10 acre wild animal refuge in San Diego’s North County with over 120 animal ambassadors. Besides offering educational programs and private tours, special close-up animal encounters are available.
On-site Animal Encounters in San Diego
At our location in Bonsall, we offer Behind the Scenes tours and special interactive encounters focusing on our Cheetahs, Binturongs (Bearcats), Fennec Foxes, Cats, and Wallabies. All of our tours are private, and are lead by one of our keeper / educators.
Animal Encounters in San Diego through educational programs
We can bring our ambassadors to off-site locations in San Diego and Southern California for unique animal encounters from around the world. We present to classrooms, school assemblies, libraries, birthday parties and other special events. Our animals have appeared on The Discovery Channel, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Howie Mandel Show, The David Letterman Show, the Wayne Brady Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Ellen Degeneres and Animal Planet.
Animal Encounters in San Diego through birthday parties
If you live in the Southern California area, let Wild Wonders bring some live safari surprises to your home or park for a unique experience. You can choose live animals that will entertain and educate the birthday child and guests. Experience the coarse fur of a bearcat or touch the spines of an adorable pygmy hedgehog while learning the importance of these animals in their environment.
With our “Walk On the Wild Side” Program, we’ll work with you to select 6 animals that will be appropriate for the age group and the venue, and one of our professional keeper / educators will let the birthday child experience interactions first.
Animal Encounters in San Diego through Zoo Camps
If your child wants to be a zoologist, the Junior Keeper-For-A-Day Camp allows them to participate in a hands-on half day camp that gives each child a unique, up-close and personal experience with this exciting career.
Your child will spend half a day with our staff of biologists, life scientists, and zookeepers learning about animals from all over the world. Campers will help care for a selection of the 120+ exotic animals that make their home at Wild Wonders. Our skilled educators will teach the campers about various adaptations and survival strategies employed by the animals, using fun, interactive games and activities. The camp curriculum adheres to national science standards, and includes interactions and unique animal encounters with a range of exotic animals.
Camps are offered in the summer months.
Animal Encounters in San Diego through Special Events
Our animal ambassadors make a unique and beautiful addition to any event. We have over 120 animals at our location, and through our network of other humane, ethical, and compassionate animal organizations, we can work to find you the animal that will make your event the memorable occasion you want it to be.
We can work with groups of 10-10,000 people in indoor or outdoor venues.
Our animals are healthy, happy, and very comfortable in their public roles. Each animal is accompanied by a well-dressed professional keeper / educator.