Come visit our family and make some new friends!
Tanganyika’s secret recipe is simple: interactive animal stations and amazing keepers who care. Tanganyika is the only park in the USA with 10 interactive encounters where you can touch, feed, and even swim with a unique species. Every day your wildlife encounter is carefully designed to be fun, spontaneous and unforgettable.
Lemurs – Lorikeets – Giraffes – Pygmy Hippos – Rhinos – and MORE!
Make a deeper connection with an up-close and unforgettable wildlife experience!
Tanganyika Wildlife Park was named the most interactive wildlife park in the Midwest for a reason. Choose from over 15 experiences hand-crafted by Tanganyika keepers that deepen your connection to our rare and endangered species. Experience exotic animals like no one else in a boutique setting!
Meet the Sloths – Penguin Swim – Otters – Small Cats – and MORE!
Your purchase of an Admission Ticket, Season Pass, Animal Experience, or even a snack at the gift shop goes directly towards supporting the hundreds of species we have here at the park, which helps ensure their survival for generations to come. We extend our most sincere thanks to all of you who choose to spend your time with us and our animals at the park. As far as we’re concerned, you’re part of the family, too!
It all started for Jim Fouts as a boy when his grandfather gave him a San Diego Zoo guide book. Jim became fascinated with animals at a young age and would ultimately get his start in the animal world as a keeper in 1972 at the Sedgwick County Zoo (SCZ).
We have learning programs for all sorts of groups, from Schools, The Scouts, to Jr. Zookeeper Summer Camp, as well as Day & Night Programs.