The Wildlife World Zoo is a unique zoo.  As a native Arizonan, I always want to go explore new spots in the area.  One such spot I recently visited was the Wildlife World Zoo.  It was a great experience.  The Zoo is much smaller than what I expect to see, but its small size is more than made up with the special experiences that it holds around every corner.

            The Zoo hosts one of the largest collections of exotic animals.  Visitors are allowed to have an up close experience with these animals.  The Zoo has several exhibits for your family to see.  Some of these exhibits are: A Small Mammal Exhibit, Tropics of the World Reptile Exhibit and the Waters of the World Aquarium.  In all of these exhibits you will see strikingly unusual animals.  I enjoyed the small bats in the Small Mammal Exhibit.  When I was at the bat enclosure, I was able to see the feeding of the bats.  This was exciting to see so close.

            Arizona’s first white tiger is also at the Zoo.  This creature is spectacular.  It was a real treat to see this animal in person.  There are several other experiences that I also enjoyed like the wildlife shows.  Be sure to check the schedule of these shows at the admissions gate.  Plan your tour so that you won’t miss one of these informative shows.

            Children will love the petting area.  The Zoo has a variety of friendly animals for the young ones to pet.  I have to admit my most favorite area was the giraffe enclosure.  I have seen giraffes on television, in magazines and in zoos, most of the time these creatures are far away.  It is difficult to truly grasp the size of these tremendous creatures.  The Wildlife World Zoo allows visitors a chance to really understand these animals.  At the Giraffe Feeding Station visitors climb stairs to perch where you may feed the giraffes.  I could have stood there all day gazing at these giraffes.  I marveled at their gentleness and size.  It is an experience everyone should have in his or her life.

            The Wildlife World Zoo is open seven days a week 365 days a year.  The hours are 9 am to 5 pm.  The admission is adults $9.95, children (3 – 12) $4.95 and children (under 3) free.  If you are with a group of 10 or more the admission is $1.00 less per person. 

            The Zoo is located at 165th Avenue and Northern.  One of the easiest ways to get there is to take Interstate 10 West to Litchfield Road and then North on Litchfield to Northern.  Turn left on Northern and head West to the Zoo.  The Zoo is on your left side. 

            You will love your visit to this special zoo.  I did.  It is an experience I will never forget and worth repeating.