Private Animal Appearances

Enhance your zoo special event with a private animal appearance!

An expert staff biologist will introduce your group to one of the Zoo’s resident animals and discuss their impressive adaptations for survival. Presentations are approximately 15 minutes long and are subject to animal and staff availability.

Available Animals

  • Aardvark*
  • African white-bellied hedgehog**
  • Blue-tongued skink
  • Rose hair tarantula
  • Coendou
  • Cornsnake
  • Domestic dog**
  • Domestic rat**
  • Giant African millipede**
  • Giant fruit bat
  • Green-winged macaw
  • Kestrel
  • Kinkajou
  • Laughing kookaburra
  • Opossum**
  • Prehensile-tailed skink
  • Radiated tortoise
  • Red tegu
  • Striped skunk
  • Tawny frogmouth
  • Three-banded armadillo**
  • Two-toed sloth
  • White-nosed coati*

* Animals requiring two staff members
**Animals you can touch

Fees and information

  • $100 per animal appearance (includes 1 staff person)
  • $125 per animal appearance that requires an additional staff person (marked *)
  • $300 for appearances scheduled after Zoo hours for evening events

Contact reserve@pdza.org to arrange an animal appearance for your event.