Close up of crocodile

VIP Tours

Take a behind-the-scenes visit to our Giraffe Barn, or step into the back of our Reptile House. Requests must be made at least 7 days PRIOR to tour date

The Experience of a Lifetime

Rhino Encounter

Have you ever fed a rhino? Discover the amazing world of conservation and how zoos save wildlife while meeting our 2,500 lb gentle giant, Macho, the Southern Black Rhino. Participants of this guided tour assist with a training demonstration and experience feeding a critically endangered animal.

  • $40 per person
  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Requests must be made at least 7 days PRIOR to tour date
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Giraffe Encounter

Meet Edward, Congo, and the rest of the herd during this guided tour. You’ll spend one-on-one time with a giraffe keeper and visit the zoo’s giraffe barn where you will hand feed the animals.

  • $40 per person
  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Requests must be made at least 7 days PRIOR to tour date.
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Reptile House Tour

Learn about and meet some of the zoo’s lizards, turtles, & snakes when you go behind the scenes at the Reptile House.

  • $40 per person
  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Requests must be made at least 7 days PRIOR to tour date
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Camel Encounter

Meet our dromedary duo and learn how staff care for and train these curious beasts.

  • $40 per person
  • Capacity: 8 people
  • Requests must be made at least 7 days PRIOR to tour date
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Plan the perfect day

VIP tours last about 30 minutes and include admission, so don't forget to check out all the amazing wildlife and attractions at the zoo.

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Meet the animals of Giraffe Safari

Meet the Giraffe herd and all who call Giraffe Safari home.

Save the Animals

The Abilene Zoo is committed to ensuring that endangered species have a future in the wild.

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With more animals than anywhere else in West Texas, you're in for a WILD day at the Abilene Zoo

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Join The Pride

Let your wild ones meet ours any day of the week when you become a member of the Abilene Zoo.

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