Small cat meet and greet

what to expect

Your opportunity is knocking... I mean scratching at the door. Tanganyika Wildlife Park's small cat meet and greet experience is one that animal and wildlife lovers will not want to miss out on. 

During this experience, you will get to meet two Tanganyika icons- Jade, the African Serval, and Hazel, the Eurasian Lynx. Both of these fascinating felines are incredible to observe up-close. But, we've taken it up a notch by sprinkling in interaction! Between the two of them, you will get to touch them, take photos with them, assist Tanganyika keepers with a training session, and even toss their favorite toys to them. Keep in mind, these are NOT house cats, so our trainers will be there to let you know exactly when and how it's safe to interact with them. 

Along the way, our trainers will be filling you with fun facts and knowledge about these cats and you are more than welcome to ask questions.

If you weren't already a cat lover, you will be after this experience!

Tips to know

5/5

My family and I had a blast at the small cat meet and greet. The trainers were so knowledgeable and informative. It was so cool to see Hazel and Jade so close. This meet and greet really did a great job at creating a connection with these animals. We want to do all of Tanganyika's meet and greets!

Eric Johnson

Conservation Corner: African Lynx & Eurasian Lynx

Currently, servals are listed as least concern but they are still threatened by habitat loss and the illegal pet trade. Lynx are also listed as least concern and are threatened by habitat loss and the illegal fur trade. Cousins to the Eurasian lynx are Canadian lynx which are undergoing repopulation in our neighboring state of Colorado thanks to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. One great way to help small cats like Jade and Hazel is to research and be very cautious about what types of rodenticides you purchase and use and these can be lethal to the predators that are eating the animals.