Do you go wild over caracals?  Have a crush on lions? Or maybe one of our dingoes has captured your heart?

Celebrate all things love with our Wild Hearts activities happening the weekend before Valentine’s Day (February 10–11, 2024). 

To get into the Valentine’s Day spirit and help raise funds for an amazing cause, you can purchase a valentine for any animal or animals of your choice.

You also can purchase a (deceased) rat to be fed to our animals in honor of an ex, any other “rat” in your life—or a sweetheart who understands that whole prey is an important part of our carnivores’ diet.

Not able to visit us that weekend but still want to show your support? We’ll be sure to share the love on social media, so follow us on Instagram and Facebook for a chance to spot your valentines!



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Wild Hearts Tours

Looking for a unique Valentine's celebration? Get wild with us!

Visit the animals you love on a Valentine’s-themed tour. 

Join us for a unique—and spicy—Valentine's Day experience at the Animal Park! Dive into the fascinating world of animal reproduction as we take you on a special tour highlighting the diverse and interesting ways animals express affection, build families, and, yep, have sex. From courtship rituals to intricate mating behaviors, discover the secrets of the animal kingdom. Our knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the reproductive strategies of various species, making this tour both educational and entertaining. Don't miss this chance to celebrate love in the wild and gain a deeper appreciation for the wonders of nature. Rated X! Only for guests 18 and older.

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Wild Hearts

Add a special valentine for your favorite animal to your tour experience.
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Squeak Hearts

Nothing says "love" to an obligate carnivore like a tasty (dead) rat!

Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, treat our residents to nutritious whole prey, and help fundraise for an amazing cause! Purchase a rat in honor of an ex, any other “rat” in your life, or a sweetheart who loves animals. 

Sponsor a large rat for $8, an extra-large rat for $10 (with discounts for 4 or more rats), or go in with your friends on a box of 8 extra-large rats for $60.

Important Information

Need to Know Before You Go

Details For Your Visit to the Animal Park at the Conservators Center

Accessibility, Safety, and Pets

The Animal Park is not wheelchair accessible; however, accessibility accommodations are available for visitors with mobility issues. Please note that we do not allow unauthorized vehicles, including scooters or motorized wheelchairs, in the park. You can find more information about disability accommodations and handicapped access in the Tour FAQ on our Plan Your Visit page. Please note that strollers are also not permitted in the park.

If you are planning to visit the Animal Park, please take a moment to review and complete our online tour waiver. If you would like, you can also download and print the waiver and photography release forms to fill out and complete prior to your arrival. Waivers will also be available in the gift shop for visitors to complete during the check-in process.

For safety reasons, the Animal Park does not allow visitors to bring pets on site. Any visitor who brings an animal to the Park will be asked to leave immediately. We do not allow visitors to leave animals unattended in a vehicle at any time of year.