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Training Talk

Daily at 10:30 a.m.
Get an up-close look at free-flight bird training as birds prepare for the popular Frequent Flyers show. Located in the Bird Show amphitheater between Gorilla Forest and African Woods.

Tiger Keeper Talk

Daily at 11:45 a.m.
Learn about the Sumatran tiger from keepers. Located at Sambutan Longhouse in Tiger Trail.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily at 1:30 p.m.
Come to Tembo Stadium in Elephant Valley to hear stories about our amazing elephant herd.

Frequent Flyers Bird Show

Daily at noon and 2 p.m.
Watch with delight as birds of various species show off their flying talents—with many soaring right over the audience! The feathered fun happens in the Bird Show amphitheater between Gorilla Forest and African Woods.

Shiley's Cheetah Run

Daily at 3:30 p.m., weather permitting
Witness the fastest land mammal up close and personal doing what it does best: run! Shiley's Cheetah Run, located near Lion Camp, is a unique, jaw-dropping experience. The spotted sprinter races on a straight 330-foot-long track that allows the cheetah to really stretch its legs and reach an astounding speed: 0 to 70 miles per hour in just 4 seconds while chasing a mechanical lure attached to its favorite toy. If you're close enough, you may feel the wind as the cheetah passes by. Shiley's Cheetah Run is made possible through the generosity of local philanthropist Darlene Shiley and is named in honor of Shiley, one of the participating cheetahs.

Animal Encounters

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This interactive program gives you an opportunity to have face-to-face contact with the Park’s animal ambassadors like a cheetah, alligator, serval, and other rare and exotic animals. You may interact with trainers and ask questions about the species. Interactions happen throughout the Park.

Note: Schedules may vary or be canceled due to weather or animal health needs.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027-7017
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