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Meet your new one-ton bestie through this unique Rhino Encounter experience. This semi-private encounter will take you to an exclusive animal care area to meet one of our black rhinos – Nia or Jaali – up close!
Join us for an inside look into how we zoo things here at The Living Desert! On this 30-minute shuttle tour, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at several animal care service areas while your guide gives you the scoop on what it takes to care for the 600+ animals at the Zoo and The Living Desert's conservation work around the world.
This Is How
We Zoo It Tour
Come nose-to-nose with the world’s tallest animal. An experience of a lifetime, giraffe feeding gives guests a one-on-one encounter with these graceful giants.
Treat yourself at one of our many dining and shopping options, open daily.
Crash the party and visit the new multi-species and state-of-the-art habitat home to 12 African species, including black rhinos, Nia and Jaali.
The world Down Under comes to you in this delightful new experience. Stroll among Australia’s most treasured animals in this amazing interactive journey.
Private Safari Tours feature a two-hour private, guided experience through The Living Desert. Giraffe feeding and admission is included.
Take a hike on the wild side!
This indoor interactive space allows children and visitors to discover how sun, wind, sand and water work together to create the unique desert of the Coachella Valley.
Take a spin on the Endangered Species Carousel!
Keeper connections and animal encounter times vary; visit the daily schedule for specific times and details.
The hospital doors are now open and welcoming visitors into the lobby and patio area.
Tennity Wildlife Hospital
& Conservation Center
Immerse yourself in more than 3,300 feet of track laid for 8 different loops as train on the Bighorn Railroad come and go.
hiking trails of eisenhower peak
The Living Desert offers a unique opportunity to experience the pristine Colorado Desert in its natural state through a series of nature and hiking trails. Your Zoo admission or membership gives you access to The Living Desert’s nature preserve and three trail loops.
Open October 1 to May 31, our nature trails are a memorable way to experience the beauty of the Coachella Valley.