ZOOLOGICAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CENTER &
THE SLOTH CAPTIVE HUSBANDRY RESEARCH CENTER
TOURS / PROGRAMS
●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 upon arrival. Cash - No checks.
●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 is MANDATORY.
●PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, long sleeves, long pants and closed-toed shoes are MANDATORY year-around!!!
●EVERYONE must remain seated / still and quiet while wildlife is present.
●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 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, will not be 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 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
●Park and stay in your car until a 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.
●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 sheep, goats, dogs, etc -- 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.
●Yes, ALL animals can and will bite, including the humans!
●Parking on our grounds is at your own risk.