Animal Feedings

Animal Feedings

Close encounters they’ll remember for a lifetime

Here are what people are saying about their animal encounters

"We could tell the staff cared deeply about the animals. They watched over them closely explaining behaviour which was very interesting. They also took the time to make sure our six year old grandson experienced everything while being careful to protect him and the animals. Very impressed!"

"The experience more than met our expectations - our grandson loved it!"

"Our facilitators were very enthusiastic, especially Joey!"

For more information see our Frequently Ask Questions below, or email

Have the unforgettable adventure of a close-up animal encounter with your family!

Animal encounters have ended for the season. Please check back next year!

Giraffe Feedings!

Times: Giraffe feedings will take place daily from 11:30am - 12 noon, with a limited number of feeds available during the session.

Price: $5 for food (in addition to Zoo admission)
Tickets can be purchased at a booth just after the Jambo Junction/Serengeti Cafe. Giraffe Feeding tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis, and there is no advanced registration.

Groups may split the food, and take turns feeding the animals. Children must be age 3 and older to participate.

Harbor Seal Encounter!

Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the harbor seal exhibit, and feed the stars of the show, seals Action and Bubba, in their newly renovated exhibit!

Time: 2:00 pm
Price for Non-Members: $25 per person
Price for RWP Zoo Members: $20 per person
(in addition to Zoo admission)

Guests must be age 5 or older to participate, and children ages 5-11 must be accompanied by a paying adult. The seal feeding area is not wheelchair accessible. 

Frequently Asked Questions