Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is a Must Visit, When in Arizona!

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Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is home to Arizona's largest collection of exotic animals with more than 600 species. The Aquarium features over 75 indoor exhibits including stingrays you can feed, penguins, otters, and sharks plus rides & a petting zoo.

Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is home to more than 600 exotic and endangered species, and more than 6,000 individual animals. With so many animals to visit, you can plan to spend a full day here! Wildlife World Zoo offers free animal shows, feeding stations and the opportunity to get up close and personal with some amazing animals.

Discover the wonders of life in the water with our four-building aquarium, filled with hundreds of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles. Our aquarium’s South Pacific Reef tunnel tank also features the longest acrylic tunnel in Arizona. Get as up close and personal with the world’s water life as possible without getting wet by visiting The Wildlife World Aquarium!

You’ll be amazed at these living dragons!

This exciting new display of animal exhibits features giant ectotherms – reptiles that use their environments to control their body temperatures.

Dragon World features large acrylic panels including some with underwater viewing to provide visitors with an up-close look at these amazing animals. It’s also home to Arizona’s only saltwater crocodile and a rare white alligator.

Also on display in Dragon World:
Reticulated Python
Asian Water Monitor
Dwarf Croc
Burmese Python
White Alligator
Florida Snapping Turtle
Bearded Dragon
Gila Monster
Rare Iguanas
Alligator Snapping Turtle
Sail Fin Dragon
Rhino Iguana
Crocodile Monitor
Green Anaconda
Green Iguana
Spectacled Caiman
Black Tree Monitor
Aldabra Tortoises

It’s Time for a Safari!

The all-new 15-acre Safari Park is now open!

The area includes a new African lion habitat and a variety of African birds. Visitors can walk around the safari park and take an optional tram ride through several animal exhibits. Let us transport you to the African Savannah right here in Arizona!

Species in the Safari Park include:
Abdim’s Stork
Spider Monkey
Oryx Beisa
Fischer’s Lovebirds
Von der Decken’s Hornbill
Pied Crow
African Lions
Silvery-Cheeked Hornbill
East African Crowned Cranes
Sable Antelope
Watusi Cattle
Spur-Winged Goose
African Warthogs
Vasa Parrot
Black-backed Jackals
Greater Kudu
Rock Hyrax
Brindled Wildebeest
Addra Gazelle
Nile Lechwe
Ring-Tailed Lemur
Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
African Grey Parrot
Demoiselle Cranes
Spotted Hyena
Red River Hogs
Olive Baboons

It’s Time for an Adventure!

Adventure land is a new 15 acre exhibit of North, Central and South American animals including; Buffalo, Bears, Cougars, Bobcats, Monkeys, and many other animals in many outdoor and three indoor exhibit buildings.

Sea Lions at Shipwreck Cove

Educational Show
11:30 am & 3:30 pm

FREE with Admission

Feeding:  $5.00 per serving (first-come, first-serve)

9:45, 11:45, 1:45 & 3:45

Giraffe Feeding Station

The giraffe feeding station gives visitors the chance to feed the world’s tallest land mammal face-to-face from a 12-foot platform.

Pellets: $0.50

Kids’ Petting Zoo
Feed your kids’ need to get up close to nature and wildlife at our Kids’ Petting Zoo. We give children the opportunity to meet and feed axis deer, baby goats, chickens, and more.

Stingray Feeding

Does your kid like touching things that are wet and slimy? If you answered yes then they’ll love Stingray Feeding, where they can get the opportunity to gently touch these unique fish.

Wildlife Encounters

Learn about unique wildlife as they demonstrate natural behaviors like foraging and free flight. Our knowledgeable professionals love animals and are passionate about educating people about some of the world’s most majestic and exotic species. You never know what you’ll learn or see at Wildlife Encounters!

10:30 am, 11:30 pm & 2:30 pm

Weekends & Holidays 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm

FREE with Admission

Lory Parrot Feeding

Lories are a diverse breed of arboreal parrots most known for their beautiful colors and specialized brush-tipped tongue. Wildlife World Zoo was the first zoo in the nation to create a lory feeding exhibit. Meet tropical birds from the South Pacific as they land on your arm to nibble on apple slices. Check out our birds on this quick video!

Daily Feeding Hours
11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

FREE with Admission

African Safari Train
Travel on this 5/8-mile long narrated ride through the plains of Africa and see endangered antelope, gazelles, ostriches, and more.

$6.00 per Person

Flume Ride
The all new Log Flume Ride surrounds three primate islands and takes riders past aquatic animals and through the Aquarium’s south pacific reef tunnel tank – the longest acrylic tunnel in Arizona – before splashing down three stories!

$6.00 per Person

Height Requirements

Children must be at least 36 inches tall and be accompanied by an adult to ride the log ride. Minimum height to ride without an adult is 42 inches.

Slow down and enjoy the view from high atop the Idearc Media Skyride. This round trip through the tree tops is approximately 15 minutes and will give you an unparalleled view of the park.

$6.00 per Person

*Minimum height restrictions apply.

Tired of walking? Let your kids take a break and ride on one of their favorite zoo animals!

$3.50 per Person

Australian Boat Ride
Cruise “Down Under” to see hopping red and gray kangaroos, an albino wallaby, plus the world’s second-largest bird, the flightless emu. And, if you are lucky, you could even hear the loud call of the laughing kookaburra.

$5.00 per Person

Safari Tram Ride
Enjoy the new Safari Park by taking a tram ride through African animals including Beisa oryx, sable antelope, Watusi cattle, Kudu, Sprinbok, Wildebeest, Addra gazelle, and Sitatunga antelope in their natural environment.  You will also see warthogs, red river hogs, ostrich, lots of other birds, and various primates.  The tram driver gives details of each species as you roam the savannah.

$6.00 per Person

Flying Scooters

$6.00 per Person

Family Roller Coaster

$6.00 per Person

A 100 Ft Tall Soaring Swing Ride

$6.00 per Person

Soaring Eagle Zip Line
650 foot long and 100 foot high over animals.

$15.00 per Person

Congo Cooker
Available every day for lunch featuring subs, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza and your favorite snacks items!

Menu Includes
Soft drinks
Bottled water
And more

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dillon’s Restaurant
Enjoy great food and good times with Dillon’s world-famous K.C. Style barbecue beside the shark tank inside the Aquarium. Patio dining with the flamingos also available.

Sunday-Thursday 11am-8pm

Friday- Saturday 11am-9pm

SkyRide Cafe
Stop in for a nice cool refreshment, snacks and ice cream. Open during season.

*Please ask gift shop for hours*

Safari Grill
Open daily for lunch with cheeseburgers, fries and ice cream for the whole family!

Menu Includes
Soft drinks
Bottled water
And more

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

New Mexican Food Cafe Zooberto’s

Menu Includes
Taco Salad

*Please ask gift shop for hours*

My Review
Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is a must visit, when in Arizona! Recently my family and I visited Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium and while we've visited before, it had been a couple of years ago. This time it seemed like they had so much stuff to do. We ended up spending the entire day there and I think we still missed a few things.

My kids absolutely love how many animals and critters there are to see at the zoo, but also love that they can get much closer to them than at other zoos we've visited in the past. I think their favorite thing might be feeding the giraffe. You can purchase pellets to feed the giraffe for fifty cents and the giraffe will stick out its tongue to eat them. Not only is this such an incredible sight to see but the kiddos loved being able to say that a giraffe licked their hand. They of course also love the petting zoo which had the cutest goats, deer and I think, maybe an alpaca that followed them around. 

We also went on the Family Roller Coaster and to my surprise even my daughter who's afraid of heights absolutely loved it. The Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is by far our favorite place to visit in Arizona and one thing I love, especially because it can get pretty warm in Arizona is that you can go indoors to the aquarium when the weather starts to warm up. And, they even have several restaurants, so you can grab a bite to eat when you get hungry.

The Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is absolutely amazing and such a blast for the entire family! 

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