Please note: All non-member Zoo tickets must be pre-purchased online or at the onsite kiosks.

Rhino Encounter

Offered daily at 8:30am
Members $45/person   Non-Members $50/person  
*Plus admission. Admission may be added before checkout.

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.

The Rhino Care Team will introduce you to The Living Desert's black rhinos, while offering fascinating insights into the species’ natural biology, what it takes to care for these massive mammals, and an insider’s perspective about their individual personalities. You’ll walk away with life-long memories and insights into how we can collectively work to protect rhinos from extinction.

Every encounter will vary, but participants may have the opportunity to feed a rhino, watch a rhino training session, or brush a rhino. Each session accommodates up to 10 guests.

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Members $45/person   Non-Members $50/person  

You are encouraged to book your Rhino Encounter experience in advance online or by calling (760) 346-5694. Day of/walk-up purchases may be available, based on availability. Please note that Rhino Encounter space is limited and fills up quickly.

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