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Elephant Beside-the-Scenes


Elephant Beside-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.

The Maryland Zoo’s African elephant program is well known throughout the country and the Zoo is home to two male and two female elephants, including our youngster, Samson. Tour participants will meet with the keepers at the side of the exhibit to see the elephants in the main yard.

Keepers will discuss the care and management of the elephants, some of their amazing adaptations and abilities, and their status in the wild. Visitors may be invited to feed the elephants (as deemed appropriate by keeper staff).

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

Behind-the-scenes tours make great gifts!

Contact the group sales office for more information or to purchase a tour as a gift.

Phone: 443-552-5277


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