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Animal Embassy


MARYLAND ZOO- “One of the top ten behind-the-scenes tours in America”travel

Behind-the-Scenes experiences are private, specially designed tours and are scheduled personally for you. These unique up close encounters are planned and coordinated with each individual group in mind.

Meet the Zoo’s animal ambassadors up close and personal! These animals are used for educational and promotional appearances for the Zoo, so you may recognize them from the news, but they are not typically out on exhibit. During this tour you might meet a fifteen pound rabbit, some of the world’s most endangered reptiles, tropical birds, a tree-loving porcupine and many others. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour the facilities where these animals are housed and talk to the keepers who care for and train them.

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For questions or assistance with scheduling, contact the Group Sales Office.

A Truly Wild Gift!

Behind-the-Scenes Tours aren’t just amazing up close encounters with wildlife, but they’re also one-of-a-kind gifts.  Share this unique encounter with the animal lover in your life.  Each Behind-the-Scenes Tour can be gifted to your special someone by purchasing a gift certificate in advance.  Simply click the ‘gift certificate’ link below and pre-purchase a Lion’s den experience that will leave lasting memories for years to come.  Once the recipient has received their gift certificate, a member of our group sales staff will be happy to coordinate with them to schedule their Behind-the-Scenes experience. Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Purchase a Animal EMBASSY Gift Certificate

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