Cheetah

Animal Training Tour

BEHIND-THE-SCENES ANIMAL TRAINING SESSIONS

Find out how Busch Gardens trains some of the most exotic and endangered species from all over the world with the new Animal Training Tour!
This program is available only on days Busch Gardens Tampa is not open to the public.

Meet with our animal training staff to learn the basics of training, see an exclusive training session with some of our parks most popular animal species and learn how training can be both enriching and important.

 

Animal Training Tour Highlights:

  • 2 hour tour experience
  • Meet Busch Gardens' animal training experts
  • Exclusive training sessions with gorillas, cheetahs, and other African carnivores such as lions and hyenas
  • Hand-feed giraffes on a special Serengeti Safari

 

Reservations are required as space is limited. These tours are available only on days Busch Gardens is not open to the public.

 

This tour will meet at Nairobi Gate, which is to the right of the main park entrance. Check-in will begin at 15 minutes prior to the reservation time. The program fee is non-refundable; however the program will be rescheduled when possible. Please keep in mind if you arrive late you may not be able to join the program.

 

For the safety of our Guests, Park Ambassadors, and our animals, Busch Gardens has taken extra steps to ensure your tour experience is safe and worry free:

  • All participants will be required to wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times during the tour.
  • All participants will be given the opportunity to wash and/or sanitize their hands during the program.
  • Taking photos of the animals and your experience is encouraged; however Busch Gardens Ambassadors will not be allowed to handle your camera or other personal equipment during your program.
  • Due to safety restrictions all participants must be at least 5 years old.
  • All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. A parent/guardian must purchase program admission and accompany participants under the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 18 booked without a paid adult may have their reservation cancelled.
  • If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, please call (813) 884-4FUN(4386)
  • Animal Training Tour

    Get up-close with cheetahs on the Cheetah Insider Tour at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Find out how Busch Gardens trains some of the most exotic and endangered species from all over the world with the new Animal Training Tour!

    • bullet Meet Busch Gardens' animal training experts.
    • bullet Exclusive training sessions with gorillas, cheetahs, and other African carnivores such as lions and hyenas.
    • bullet Hand feed giraffes on a special Serengeti Safari.

    Find out how Busch Gardens trains some of the most exotic and endangered species from all over the world with the new Animal Training Tour! Meet with our animal training staff to learn the basics of training, see an exclusive training session with some of our parks most popular animal species and learn how training can be both enriching and important.


    Additional Tour Information:
    • This tour will meet at Nairobi Gate, which is to the right of the main park entrance.
    • 2 hour tour experience.
    • Watch exclusive training sessions with Gorillas, Cheetahs and other African carnivores such as lion and hyenas.
    • This program is open to guests ages 5 and up. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • This program is only available on days Busch Gardens is not open to the public.
    • Safari vehicle is standing room only. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
    Due to the nature of this tour, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated at this time. This tour requires significant walking in unpaved areas and on uneven terrain.


    Please check in for your Animal Training Tour at the Nairobi Gate (just to the right of the main park entrance) at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

     

    Pass Members save up to 20% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    The Animal Training Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

    Park admission is not included and is not required. This program is only available on days Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is not open to the public. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made before day of visit. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 24 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. All tours are subject to availability. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.
    Tour Only Available on Closed Days
    Guest (ages 5+) $99.99 /ea.