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Aldabra Tortoise Encounter

Have you ever met an Aldabra Tortoise? Well, now is your chance! 

Our zookeepers will take you on an exclusive tour of the Aldabra Tortoises’ outdoor habitat and introduce you to one of the largest land tortoises in the world. You'll be facinated to hear how our zookeepers care for this amazing animal, and learn about their natural history and conservation story. You'll get up close and person and even TOUCH the shell. 

Times & Dates

Days/Times Available: Every day of the week (only available mid-May-mid-Sept)
Time: 11 a.m. (encounter lasts 30-40 minutes)

Group Size/Age Limits:
Minimum group size is 2 and maximum is 10.
Ages 5 and above. Ages 5-18 must be escorted by an adult or guardian.
  • Please inform when booking the tour if any party of the group requires handicap accessibility; some variations may need to be made to the encounter.
  • Please wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes.
  • Encounter may be cancelled or halted at any time if an animal emergency or human emergency arises.
  • Cameras are allowed for this encounter.


Please complete an Animal Encounter Request Form and email it to

Reservations must be made a minimum ‚Äčof one week in advance.