Aldabra Tortoise Wild Encounter

Event Region
Event Description

Meet the ancient giants of Aldabra Atoll. See and feed one of the world’s largest living tortoise species in the only Wild Encounter experience that allows guests to share the same space with the animals.

The Aldabra Tortoise Wild Encounter is unique in that participants can experience meeting a tortoise up close, inside their habitat.

  • Meet at the Aldabra giant tortoise habitat at Scaly Slimy Spectacular 15 minutes before the Wild Encounter.
  • Please note that this encounter brings you up-close to an animal in a staff-only area with an Animal Care Team member but does take place in public view. 

Every Monday, Friday and Saturday at 3:15 p.m. until August 19, 2024

COST: $45 + Zoo admission | MEMBER COST: $41

AGE RANGE: 4 and up


  • Children must be 4 years old and up to participate.  
  • Children 15 years old and under must be accompanied by a ticketed Wild Encounter adult.  
    • There must be one ticketed Wild Encounter adult for every two ticketed children, 15 years old and under.
Venue Name
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave. SE