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Special Friend


Uniquely experience the Zoo with family members and friends when you embark on a Special Friend "behind-the-scenes" tour. For a minimum donation of $300, you can choose from 14 possible tours, which includes an animal encounter and photo op you will never forget. The experience grants up to five people the opportunity to take a cart tour and then get an up close and personal look with a few of our most popular animals, including our tigers, rhinos, sea lions, penguins and more. Members at this level also enjoy an educational tour that includes an introduction to a few of our zoo keepers and the opportunity to learn specifics on your favorite animal. For a minimum donation of $500, there are an additional nine tours to choose from. Contact Chuck Levengood at (585) 336-7205 or Aimee Hofmann at 336-7217 for more information and to set up a mutually agreeable time for the tour.

Become a Special Friend today.

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