Birthday Party Animal Appearances

Enhance your birthday party with a private animal encounter!

An expert staff biologist will introduce your group to one of the Zoo’s resident animals in an up-close personal encounter. Presentations are approximately 15 minutes long and are subject to animal and staff availability.

To book an animal appearance, please mention it in your Birthday Party Reservation Inquiry.

Available Animals

  • African white-bellied hedgehog*^
  • Blue-tongued skink
  • Coendou
  • Cornsnake
  • Domestic dog*^
  • Domestic rat*
  • Giant African millipede*
  • Giant fruit bat
  • Green iguana
  • Green-winged macaw
  • Kinkajou
  • Laughing kookaburra^
  • Opossum*^
  • Prehensile-tailed skink
  • Radiated tortoise^
  • Striped skunk
  • Tawny frogmouth
  • Three-banded armadillo*^
  • Two-toed sloth

* Touchable animals
^ Animals that seem to appeal to younger kids

Birthday Party Fees

  • $75 for the two-toed sloth, coendou or giant fruit bat
  • $50 for all other appearances

Each animal will be presented by one staff member.