Rhino Encounter

Meet your new one ton bestie through our new Rhino Encounter experience. This semi-private encounter will take you to an exclusive animal care area to meet one of our black rhinos – Nia or Jaali – up close.

The Rhino Care Team will introduce you to The Living Desert's black rhinos, while offering fascinating insights into the species’ natural biology, what it takes to care for these massive mammals, and an insider’s perspective about their individual personalities. You’ll walk away with life-long memories and insights into how we can collectively work to protect rhinos from extinction.

Every encounter will vary, but participants may have the opportunity to feed a rhino, watch a rhino training session, or brush a rhino. Each session accommodates up to 10 guests.

Encounters Offered Daily:

    April: 8:30am and 2:30pm
    May: 8:30am
    June - September: 8:00am


Members $45/person   Non-Members $50/person  

You are encouraged to book your Rhino Encounter experience in advance online or by calling (760) 346-5694. Day of/walk-up purchases may be available, based on availability.

Private buy-outs are available for the 8:15am session only and require advanced reservations. A private buy-out is $500 for up to 10 guests.


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