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Ever have a lemur sit on your head or cuddle with a kangaroo?
How about pet an anteater or hang out with a sloth?

Our up-close and intimate Animal Encounters are unique educational opportunities to learn about some of our most gentle and fascinating animals in a safe, supervised environment. Appropriate for all ages, it’s a fun, foto-fantastic must-do at the zoo!

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Lemur Encounter Now Open!
Sep 9th, 2021

Lemur Encounter NOW OPEN! While visiting, you are the guest of black and white ruffed lemurs and red ruffed lemurs. You will have the opportunity to meet these unusual animals from the Island of Madagascar, learn about their environment, and have a chance for one of them to sit in your lap! Did you know that ruffed lemurs are known as the...Read More

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