ZOOLOGICAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CENTER &

THE SLOTH CAPTIVE HUSBANDRY RESEARCH CENTER

RAINIER, OREGON

 

 

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SAFETY, RULES

INFORMATION:

PROGRAMS

VISITOR

COMMENTS:

The following are

mandatory. They are a compilation of Federal, State, County, Facility and insurance rules, policies, regulations and laws. It is your responsibility to ensure that your group complies.

Programs, dates, times, prices are ALL subject to change at anytime, without notice.

We reserve the right to refuse anyone access to our animals or programs, without reason.

Some programs require only a non-refundable deposit in order to secure/make a reservation.  Balance due on arrival - exact CASH only.  This helps us keep costs down by saving us the high cost of processing fees.

Pricing Algorithm: expense of Federal & State facility requirements to allow "civilians" on-site + inside wildlife habitats + allow direct contact with wildlife + insurance for each of the foregoing components + cost of complete facility wide staffing to allow "civilians" to do all of the foregoing.  Basically, it's EXPENSIVE to allow civilians to walk on-site and then enter a habitat and THEN have direct physical contact with wildlife!!!!!!

Refunds, cancellations, rescheduling: No refunds. You can log into your booking account and reschedule up to 7 days before your visit. You can also "gift" or "transfer" your tickets to another party (we need advance notice so we can change our release of liability records).

Every guest visitor must be accompanied by a completed Release of Liability form (which will arrive as a link in your Booking  Confirmation email).

Well-fitting, closed-toed footwear that can withstand stepping in water, mud, poop and a germicide bath is MANDATORY.

"PROTECTIVE CLOTHING" is MANDATORY year-around!!!  Refer to individual programs for specifics as dress codes vary depending on program.

EVERYONE must remain calm and quiet while wildlife is present. EVERYONE must stay in the common asphalt area or with a Guide at all times.  Do NOT roam alone - we are NOT a "zoo."

Refer to individual programs for additional age, height, weight requirements.

Minors and mentally disabled must be accompanied by a participating adult parent or legal guardian and under the STRICT and DIRECT CONTROL of said parent/ legal guardian at all times. 

Pregnant and disabled visitors will only be allowed highly limited interactions with select species of animals, many species will be entirely off limits.

Visitors with allergies, cold, flu or other illness symptoms of any kind can not participate in primate encounters.

Visitors with allergies to nuts of any kind, fish, shellfish, seafood, etc., wheat/gluten, soy, are not permitted access to many species of animals.

Programs begin with a MANDATORY Safety Orientation. Don't be late.

No videoing permitted.

Encounters held INSIDE species habitats are not handicap accessible.

Guests must arrive smoke/odor free.

Any and all cuts, scratches and abrasions MUST be covered.

No smoking!!!

No food or drinks in animal areas.

Zookeepers oversee ALL guest feedings of animals.

Do NOT pick up any animals. This includes the domestic dogs/cats.

Only pet animals as specifically instructed - otherwise DON'T TOUCH

No personal pets on facility grounds, this includes our parking area.

Gates open approx 10-15 minutes before your program/party/tour

encounter begins.

Park where instructed by traffic co-coordinator and STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE until an Intake Staff person comes to check you in and gives you further instructions.

Viewing Only means - "viewing only" - we simply would rather people that just want to "look" go to a "for public entertainment" "zoo."  We like keeping our very limited spaces open for people that are coming to support our Mission and learn.  We HIGHLY recommend Oregon Zoo Portland, Northwest Trek, Woodland Park Zoo Seattle, and Point Defiance Zoo Tacoma.

Select few encounters offer a "Viewing Only Companion" option, but most do not.  There simply is not enough space inside the enclosed habitat for non-participating guests, plus the animals simply do not know who is participating and who is not.

Given many factors, there is no way for your "friend" to "just stand outside and take pictures" as the habitats are either HUGE, enclosed, or "lurkers" are a serious distraction for the wildlife.

Our staff is more than happy to take some pictures of you with the animals, with your camera.  Just ask!

Restroom facilities are "Honey Bucket" style.

Hand washing station is a portable outdoor unit with soap, water, towels and hand sanitizer.

DRESS APPROPRIATELY you will be jumped on by the free-ranging animals -- if you find these over eager behaviors off-putting, then we are most definitely NOT the conservation center you should be visiting.

You should expect wind, rain, snow, slush, mud and muck and all sorts of slippery and uneven terrains to be traversed - there will be poop on the grounds from free-ranging animals (swans, cranes, kangaroos, etc.)

Yes, ALL animals can and will bite, including the humans!

Parking on our grounds is at your own risk.

 

 

We are a research, learning and teaching facility.

Program attendance is available by reservation only via guided tour.

WE ARE NOT A "FOR PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT" "ZOO."

 

 

The Snow Leopard Cubs are OUT and socializing!

They won't be available for long as they are very very RARE and grow FAST!

Snow Leopards are only one of the many critically endangered, rare and delicate

species ZWCC keeps in their conservation projects.

 

Programming is SEASONAL, and changes based on our projects,

which limits how far out we can accept reservations.

 

Click on link to read detailed description and rules of engagement for each program

 

Programs, dates, times, prices are ALL subject to change at anytime, without notice.

 

Date and Seat Reservation System is TIME SENSITIVE and expires within 4 minutes of date/seat selection and making reservation deposit.

 

WINTER 2014 PROGRAMS

September 15th - mid-December

Christmas & New Year's Holiday Season

Valentine Holiday

March - mid-June

 

We are usually closed the month of February as the conditions are often too treacherous for guests to drive. During harsh years we sometimes close by mid-January.

 

 

EdZOOcation Station Zoo-to-You

 

$300.00 = 50 minute program.  Covers local driving area of 30 miles from our Rainier Oregon location.  $2 per mile beyond first 30 miles (one-way) (covers fuel, auto, and Naturalist's time).

Non-refundable deposit required to secure reservation; balance due upon arrival in exact cash only, no cards or checks.  If exact cash is not available on our arrival, you will forfeit your deposit and the Naturalist will leave the premise immediately.

 

STIPULATIONS AND LIMITATIONS DO APPLY! Follow the link and read the detailed description in it's entirety.  It is YOUR responsibility to be fully prepared.

Day & Evening Programs Available. Email to Arrange

   

Forest Walk with Snow Leopard Cubs, Siberian Lynx Cub, Wolf Ambassador Pup

45 minute program

$79.99 per person ($29.99 transferable but non-refundable reservation, balance due at time of encounter in exact CASH only).

STRICTLY limited to 4 participants

 

LIMITATIONS DO APPLY! Follow the link and read the detailed description in it's entirety.  It is YOUR responsibility to arrive fully prepared.

 

No Observer Companion option is available as barriers cannot be reasonably placed between Observers and animals as prescribed by law.

 

As Snow Leopards grow incredibly fast, and their demeanors change, we do not know exactly how long we will be able to offer this program, so bookings are only accepted up to 4 weeks into the future at a time.

FOR A VERY

LIMITED TIME

 

Saturdays Noon & 4pm

Sundays Noon & 4pm

   

Join the Pack - with Inner Arctic Tundra Wolf Ambassadors PLUS the Timber Wolf Ambassador & Arctic Wolf Ambassador Pups 

45 minute program

$79.99 per person ($29.99 transferrable but non-refundable reservation, balance due at time of encounter in exact CASH only).

STRICTLY Limited to 6 participants

 

LIMITATIONS DO APPLY! Follow the link and read the detailed description in it's entirety.  It is YOUR responsibility to arrive fully prepared.

 

$9.99 per Viewing Companion (limited to 1 Viewing Companion per Interactive Participant)

Saturdays & Sundays at 11am

   

CLOSED FOR WINTER

Overnight Camp with the Wolf Ambassadors

$399.99 per person (limited to 6 people per camping class)

(There is a transferable but non-refundable reservation fee, balance due at time of encounter in exact CASH only)

Estimated to reopen June 2015

8pm

   

Sloth Viewing Educational Program

15 minute program

$5 per person

STRICTLY limited to 8 people per session. First come, first admitted.

Reservation not required but highly recommended.

Held in the Sloth Education Center

To keep stress on the sloths to a minimum THIS IS A NO VISITOR TALKING HABITAT.

Bonus Wildlife Viewing: Pallid Fox, Owl Monkeys, Egyptian Bats

Bookings will NOT be accepted until after September 25th as the building is finishing remodel

 

Mondays Noon

Tuesdays Noon

Fridays Noon

   

Ultimate Sloth Encounter & Expanded Wildlife Program:

Sloth Viewing in new Education Center

Expanded Wildlife Viewing & Interaction held inside new Education Center

Sloth Feed & Pet in Sloth Conservatory

 

Approx. 2.5 hour program

$169.99 per person ($29.99 transferrable but non-refundable booking reservation/administration donation, balance due at time of encounter in exact CASH only).

STRICTLY limited to 8 participants

 

LIMITATIONS DO APPLY! Follow the link and read the detailed description in it's entirety.  It is YOUR responsibility to arrive fully prepared.

 

No Companion Viewing Only option available for this program as the Sloth Conservatory cannot be set up with barriers between Viewing Only guests and animals as prescribed by law and insurance requirements.

(Expanded Wildlife Viewing & Encounter: Pallid Fox, Owl Monkeys, Egyptian Bats, Woylie Brushtail Bettong, Red Kangaroo, Black & White Ruffed Lemur, Spider Monkey, Guereza Colobus Monkey, Galago, Musang, Binturong, Malaysian Fishing Cat, African Penguin.)

Saturdays 1pm
   

Feed & Pet the Sloths - an Enrichment Program

45 minute program

$79.99 per person ($29.99 transferrable but non-refundable booking reservation/administration donation, balance due at time of encounter in exact CASH only).

To reduce stress on sloths this is STRICTLY limited to 8 participants

Held in the Sloth Conservatory

To further reduce stress on the sloths, this is a NO VISITOR TALKING habitat.

 

LIMITATIONS DO APPLY! Follow the link and read the detailed description in it's entirety.  It is YOUR responsibility to arrive fully prepared.

 

No Observer Companion option available as the Sloth Conservatory cannot be set up to provide barriers between Observer guests and wildlife as prescribed by law.

Tuesdays 6pm

Fridays 6pm

Sundays 1pm

   

Sloth Sleepover

$399.99 per person ($29.99 transferrable but non-refundable booking reservation/administration deposit, balance due at time of encounter in exact CASH only).

Limited to 2 people in the same group per session

Saturdays 8p - 7a

Weeknights by arrangement