Animal Encounters

An Experience You'll Never Forget!

At Dade City’s Wild Things we strive to bring you close to the animals. We offer animal encounters as an addition to any of our tours or packages. You may also schedule a private encounter, where you will get one on one time with the animal of your choice. You may choose an encounter with any of the animals listed below.


Group Animal Encounters

CLASS A ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

  • Tiger Cubs
  • ​White Handed Gibbon "Ape"
  • Eagle Owl
  • Anteater
  • Sloth
  • Bear Cub
  • Otter
  • ​Ring Tail Lemur
  • Big Cat Feedings
  • Zebra Feeding

CLASS B ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS

  • Feed baby Buffalo
  • Feed a Monkey
  • Gator
  • Pot Bellied mini Piglets
  • Serval Feeding
  • Feed Buck
  • ​Double Striped Skunk
  • Goat
  • Feed a Bear
  • Bearded Dragon

Private Animal Encounters

If you prefer to have a private animal encounter, we do offer private animal encounter and include photos of your experience.

Big Cat Feeding!

Have you ever longed to look in to a Tigers eyes just inches away from you, or wanted to get close enough to be able to see the fangs of a jaguar?

Now is your chance to get closer than you ever imagined to these beautiful animals! Get yourself or a loved one the chance to meet our Tigers, lions, jaguars, leopards or panthers under the watchful eye of one of their keepers. Its a bone crunching wild time you will never forget.

​When you personally feed these breathtaking Siberian or Bengal tigers, jaguars, panthers, leopards or lions you’ll gain a new appreciation for how big these cats really are from a mere 3 feet away.

Witness the power and majesty of these predators up close, in a way you never imagined possible.Having these Big Cats use to target training also assist keepers in keeping a close eye on these awesome animals for medical purposes.

  • Tiger
  • White Tiger
  • Lion
  • Jaguar
  • Leopard
  • Panther

Big Cat Cub Phases:

Phase 1 – Pet on table top only

Phase 2 – Pet, play, pick up and cuddle

Phase 3 – Pet & Play (below collar & no pickup)

Call 352-567-9453 to confirm Cub Phase

 


NOTICE! The time of an animal encounter may need to be adjusted or delayed when an animal has become overstimulated or needs rest or playtime. If you schedule an encounter, please be patient. Animals do not understand human schedules. We always put the well-being of our animals first. Due to an animals's age or its temperament at the time of an encounter, we cannot guarantee that on any encounter you will be able to hold the animal. With patience, we will give you the best encounter possible and assure the well-being of our animals.  At times a substitute animal will have to be made.

No Refunds allowed - will reschedule with 24 hour notice up to 3 times

For the Safety of the guest and animals all guest will have to sanitize before and after each encounter.