Virtual Wild Encounters

No matter where you are, you, your friends and family can connect virtually with amazing animals and the dedicated experts who look after them. On a Zoo Zoom you’ll enjoy 15 minutes face to face with favorite animals and their keepers. During this unforgettable wildlife experience, you’ll get the opportunity to:

  • Chat one-on-one with the keepers and get answers to your most challenging questions
  • Meet some of the stars of Animal Planet’s THE ZOO
  • Get so close to the animals, you might hear the cheetah purring or count the porcupine’s quills
  • Support the Bronx Zoo during these challenging times, while connecting with wildlife like never before

Availability is limited – so be sure to reserve your exclusive Bronx Zoo Virtual Encounter right away. Or gift a Virtual Wild Encounter to a loved one.

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Available Encounters


Looking to redeem a Gift Certificate? Contact us at with the subject “Virtual Encounter Gift Certificate”. Be sure to include the Order Number listed on your Gift Certificate PDF, as well as your name, email and phone number to coordinate scheduling.

To purchase a Virtual Encounter Gift Certificate, please visit our Gift Guide.

We so enjoyed our visit this morning. What a great idea. Seeing the joy on my 17 month old niece’s face as she made the connection between her favorite stuffed animal who is also a sloth was priceless. They live in Sweden so we haven’t been able to see them during Covid. It was a great birthday present for my mother as well."



Use promotion code MEMBERVIP at checkout for 10% off. Please have your Member card or number to provide at the start of the session login.

Promotion code must be entered at the time of checkout for discount. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Not applicable towards prior purchases.


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