Mother’s Day Virtual Wild Encounter & Gift

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This Mother’s Day, Introduce Your Supermom to a Supermom Species

Treat mom to a wild Mother’s Day this year with a 15-minute Virtual Wild Encounter featuring a Bronx Zoo alligator! Plus meet a second SURPRISE guest chosen by the keeper, which could be a fennec fox, penguin, red kangaroo, hornbill, or warthog. She’ll also receive an exclusive Mother’s Day keepsake tumbler to commemorate the experience.*

Why alligators? Well, unlike most reptiles, female alligators are exceptional, devoted, and caring moms. A mother alligator makes a nest on shore, where she lays her eggs. Then she guards her eggs until they're ready to hatch. Once the babies hatch, she gently carries them—in her mouth—to the water nearby. Discover even more about this supermom species during the virtual encounter!

During the Virtual Wild Encounter, your mom will have the chance to ask keepers questions in real time and find out all about caring for these amazing creatures.

Mother's Day Tumbler Gift with Alligator and Bronx Zoo Logo

She’ll also receive this awesome stainless steel thermal tumbler.

This Mother’s Day gift package is a great way to celebrate your favorite mom, and to support the Bronx Zoo during these challenging times while connecting with animals like never before.

Virtual Encounter Sessions

Mother’s Day (Sunday May 9th) | $60
10:30AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM. 4:30PM (all times are Eastern Standard Time)

This session is no longer available, but check back soon for more amazing virtual wild encounters.


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


  • Virtual Encounter Ticket is for 1 login on a May 9th session. Programs are listed in Eastern Standard Time. Sessions may have up to 90 logins participating.
  • Login information will be sent to the recipient via email and in card inside the mailed gift. Session time must be selected during purchase.
  • Your recipient does not need a Zoom account to join a Webinar. They can easily join through a browser or the Zoom client from any desktop, laptop or mobile device.
  • Animal experiences can be unpredictable. While we plan to include the featured animal that is identified in advance, it is not guaranteed and animals are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or animal care needs.
  • All reservations are final. Due to limited availability there are no refunds, cancellations or rescheduling.
  • For questions, contact us at

*For purchases made after April 30, 2021, commemorative tumblers will arrive after May 9, 2021. Shipping not available to P.O. boxes.

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

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