Elephant Wild Encounter

Event Region
Event Description

No creature looms larger over the savanna than the African elephant, and you’ll agree when you come face-to-trunk with one at Zoo Atlanta! Meet Tara or Kelly while learning why they are such important ambassadors for their species.

During this Wild Encounter experience, you will learn about elephants with a Zoo Educator before heading behind the scenes to meet up with members of the Elephant Care Team and find out more about elephant care at the Zoo. Of course, no Elephant Wild Encounter would be complete without the opportunity to hand-feed one of the “girls” an afternoon snack.

  • Meet at the Zambezi Elephant Center 15 minutes before the Wild Encounter. 
  • Please note that availability is limited for all Wild Encounters.

Every Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday at 2 p.m. 

COST: $130 + Zoo admission | MEMBER COST: $117

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