Animal Experiences

Wild Wonders is a private wild animal refuge. Tours and Animal Experiences are by appointment only. You can request a date and time by filling in the form below.

 

Behind the Scenes Interactive Tour

 

Our tours are intimate and educational and packed full with unique animal-encounters only Wild Wonders can offer. Each group is assigned their very own personal tour guide, led by one of our professional biologists and animal trainers. Your guide will introduce you to the wonders of many amazing animals and promises an experience of education and fun you will not forget. All tours take place at our wildlife education and conservation center, located on 5+ acres in Bonsall. Want to bring a large group like a Scout Troop, a school field trip, or a group outing? Email us at wildwonders@att.net or call us at 760 620 9230 for pricing.

Duration: About 60 minutes

Age Requirement: None

Price: $150 for up to 4 people; $30 for each additional adult, $15 for each additional child 17 and under

Offered: Any day of the week between 9AM and 1PM

 

Meet and Feed a Bearcat

 

Bearcats are vegetarians, and you’ll get to give them some of their favorite treats, such as grapes or banana slices. You’ll also be able to touch their long dark fur. Our partner, Arctictus Binturong Conservation, has several programs underway in Southeast Asia to help these threatened animals survive as their habitat is destroyed by deforestation. Following your Bearcat feeding, you’ll get an engaging and interactive tour of Wild Wonders where you’ll get close and personal with other ambassadors.

Includes Behind the Scenes Interactive Tour

Duration: About 90 minutes

Age requirement: 6 YEARS OR OLDER

Price: $350 for 2 people, but we are offering a special holiday price of $260 for 2 people!  Additional people $50 each.

Offered: Any day of the week between 9AM and 1PM

 

We did the Binturong feeding tour, and it was amazing! We met so many animals and our tour guide, Michelle, was just the best. We’ll definitely be going back for other tours in the future!

— ew

 

Wallaby Walkabout

 

Although a bit shy, Piper will warm up to you when she sees that you have some of her favorite treats or her daily enrichment. With the wallabies and cavies cavorting around their home turf, a “hoppy” time will be had by all!

Be sure to wear closed-toes shoes for this encounter. Wallabies are very sensitive to disease, and you’ll need to dip the bottoms of your shoes into the exterior disinfectant footbath before entering.

Wallaby Walkabout Includes: Behind the Scenes Interactive Tour

Duration: About 90 minutes

Age requirement: 6 YEARS OR OLDER

Price: $250 for 2 people; additional people $50 each

Offered: Any day of the week between 9AM and 1PM

 

Cat Training 101

 

Ask anyone who has ever had a cat, and they’ll tell you that trying to train one to do anything does not often lead to success. Now imagine that instead of a 12 pound housecat, you are trying to train a 25 pound serval or lynx with much bigger teeth and longer claws!

Servals are some of the most unique cats on the planet. They have spots and stripes, and have the longest legs for their size of any predator, which enables them to jump high in the air to capture birds. Tiani, our Eurasian Lynx, has those wonderful tufts of hair on her ears, and is also quite adept at jumping.

You will accompany one of our keepers to their exercise pen where you will safely watch from outside the fence as we work with one of these animals. The keeper will show you how we build trust with them, and how the techniques we use have enabled us to better care for them.

Cat Training 101 includes: Behind the Scenes Interactive Tour

Duration: About 90 minutes

Age requirement: 6 YEARS OR OLDER

Price: $250 for 2 people; additional people $50 each

Offered: Any day of the week between 9AM and 1PM

 

Fennec Foxes and Friends

 

Fennec foxes may be the smallest foxes in the canid family, but they are the largest in the cuteness department! How can you not love this little face?

Weighing in at less than 4 pounds, these little omnivores are on the move all the time. In this Experience you’ll interact with our little guys, and give them their behavioral enrichment. And you’ll learn where they come from and why they have such big ears.

Fennec Fox and Friends includes: Behind the Scenes Interactive Tour

Duration: About 90 minutes

Age requirement: 6 YEARS OR OLDER

Price: $250 for 2 people; additional people $50 each

Offered: Any day of the week between 9AM and 1PM

 

The Ultimate Animal Interaction Experience

 

Can’t decide among Meet and Feed a Bearcat, Wallaby Walkabout, or Cat Training 101? Then this awesome two hour experience is for you!

You’re private keeper / guide will greet you with Rooibos tea (African redbush tea) and a snack, after which you’ll embark on your Wild Wonders safari where you’ll meet animals from all over the world.

Includes: Behind the Scenes Interactive Tour

Duration: About 2 hours

Age requirement: 12 YEARS OR OLDER

Price: $600 for up to 4 people; additional people $50 each

Offered: Any day of the week between 9AM and 1PM

 

Meet and Greet a Cheetah

 

Imagine standing close to a cheetah! In this encounter, we’ll bring one of our cheetahs out of its enclosure on a leash, and you’ll have a photo op that you’ll never forget.

Federal law prohibits any physical interaction with cheetahs, but you’ll still be awed by being so close. Our keepers will share personal information about our cheetahs, and you’ll learn about efforts to preserve this most endangered cat. Following this amazing experience, you’ll have an engaging and interactive tour of Wild Wonders where you’ll get up close and personal with other ambassadors.

We met Victor the cheetah and he was gorgeous!. … This is a must see!

–ja

Includes: Behind the Scenes Interactive Tour

Duration: About 90 minutes

Age requirement: 12 YEARS OR OLDER

Price: $350 for 2 people, but we are offering a special holiday price of $260 for 2 people!  Additional people $50 each.

Offered: Any day of the week at 9AM

WANT EVEN MORE??? Add Meet and Greet a Cheetah to The Ultimate Animal Interaction Experience for $100 for 2 people.

Have more questions about your visit? See our Frequently Asked Questions here.

Please Note: You will NOT be admitted for an animal experience without a written confirmation from Wild Wonders.

Please try to schedule your tour a minimum of one week in advance.

NOTE: Every Behind the Scenes tour and Animal Experience benefits the animals at Wild Wonders and our global conservation partners. THANK YOU!

Terms and Conditions:
1. Wild Wonders realizes that unexpected events may arise which do not permit you to make the date and time you have requested and confirmed. No refunds will be granted for cancellations 48 hours or less before your visit, but you can use the money you paid toward a future visit.
2. Wild Wonders reserves the right to reschedule your Experience due to extreme weather or other emergencies.

Please complete the reservation request form below, and we’ll contact you about your event.