Chill with a cheetah!
Get up close to the world’s fastest animal with a nose-to-nose perspective. A member of our animal care team will teach you all about what makes the cheetah so special. This behind-the-scenes tour may include a private feeding demonstration, unique photo opportunity, training session or enrichment experience.
Behind-the-Scenes tours also include a two-hour safari of the zoo and gardens with your own guide and private shuttle. Tours stop at every major habitat, and your personal tour guide will lead you throughout the park, weaving animal facts, park history, and more into a fun and engaging experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. You'll visit the state-of-the-art animal hospital and learn about how we provide the highest-level of care for all of our animals, as well as discover how our team works tirelessly to help save species threatened with extinction. You'll also explore the District Commissioner's House; a unique, post-colonial building, closed to the public, for a viewing of the majestic Amur leopard.
Capacity: 2-24 guests
2-4 guests: $200 per person
5-10 guests: $150 per person
11-20 guests: $125 per person
21- 24 guests: $85 per person
10% discount for Members
Duration: 3 hours
October – May: Daily, 8:45am or 12:30pm
June – September: Daily, 7:45am
Booking and Cancellation Policy for Behind-the-Scenes Tours: Tours must be booked at least 12-days ahead of your desired date. Payment is due at the time of booking. If you need to cancel, we ask that you do so at least 7 days before your tour. If you cancel within 7 days of your tour it is non-refundable. Animal Encounters and Behind-the-Scenes tours can be cancelled at any time by The Living Desert due to animal health, husbandry or other unforeseen circumstances. In any of these cases we can reschedule, accommodate your group with another encounter of a similar value, or refund the total amount for the tour.