The current lineup at the baby animal nursery at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park has never looked the same with three different feline species on display. In addition to the African lion cub named Solomon who visitors have come to know this summer, an unrelated male and female pair of mountain lions and a baby bobcat now call Wildlife World home. The latter two species will be featured among dozens of others in the upcoming expansion called “Adventure Land,” currently under construction along State Route 303. The bobcat and mountain lions are the first of their kind to be on permanent display at Wildlife World. Their arrival, along with several varieties of foxes, skunks and other natives species earlier this year, marks a new direction in collection planning that is focused on adding North, Central and South American species. Other new species to be added include bison, llamas, black bears and a host of mammals, birds and reptiles.
The entire project, including an all new Mexican restaurant, is scheduled to open by early January 2016 and includes four new ride attractions: a family coaster, a 100-ft tall zip line, a flying scooter ride and a 100-ft tall swing ride. As with previous ride attractions at Wildlife World, animals remain the focal point. For example, as the swing ride ascends to the top, riders will briefly hover on level with the tree tops, creating unique views of nearby habitats featuring acrobatic spider monkeys known for their climbing skills and prehensile tails. The new zip line zooms passengers over and between a variety of animal habitats.
Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium is located at the corner of Northern and Sarival avenues, ½ mile east of State Route 303. As an USDA licensed, private institution, accredited by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums (AMMPA), Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park receives zero taxpayer funding. No tax dollars have ever been spent to build or operate Wildlife World.
Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave., Litchfield Park, AZ. We’re open seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all holidays.
Zoo exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last zoo admission is at 5:00 p.m.) Aquarium exhibits are open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Daytime admission includes access to the zoo and aquarium. Special reduced evening admission to Aquarium-Only is available after 5:00 p.m.