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Animal Encounters - Anteater

Meet Our Tamanduas

~All Encounters Currently Closed~

Getting up close and personal to a Southern Tamandua (tah-man-doo-uh) is about as awesome as it gets. Also known as a Lesser Anteater, it’s the mini-me version of the Greater Anteater, slurpy tongue and all. But our guys are pint-sized friendly and gentle, and irresistibly entertaining.

This extraordinary Anteater Encounter is a hands-on learning experience you’ll want to capture on camera to share with friends and family.

Buy a Ticket

Appropriate for all ages, each encounter ticket is per person, plus a regular paid zoo admission, both available for purchase in the gift shop. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by a paying adult. No reservations are required.

What to Know

This is a keeper-supervised encounter and to ensure that it’s a safe and enjoyable experience for our guests, our keepers, and most especially, our tamanduas, we reserve the right to make last minute decisions regarding the group size of the visit.

The exhibit is in a shaded, outdoor enclosure, however, if the weather conditions are questionable, please call ahead to check if we are still selling tickets. Encounters are not available during inclement weather.

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