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Upgraded Experiences

Early Morning Cheetah Experience

At A Glance

  • Ages 5 and older
  • Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
  • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Start your Cheetah Experience before the Zoo opens to the public!  Meet our world-famous cheetah trainers and get an up-close look at one of our cats as they run and play! During this two-hour cart tour, you will also view African animal exhibits around the Zoo, learn about the care and conservation of our animals, and visit off-exhibit areas not open to the public. Reserve your spot to enjoy this unique experience today!

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