"The Wild Side"

Small zoo, big experience!


Hands on encounters are available with Frilled Dragon, Sloth, baby Alligators, Screaming Armadillos, Naked Mole Rats (encounters only, not currently on display), and Red Kangaroo (for a limited time only!) for additional fee! There is a 15 minute time limit for Sloth encounters to prevent stress. Sloth encounters are limited to 3 times per day. Walk-ins are welcome, but online reservations have priority. Other encounters are available all day long!  Children under 12 must have a paying adult present.  Encounter price does not include admission, they must be purchased separately / person.  . 

To schedule an encounter follow these simple steps:

1. Add admission to cart. (option below)

2. Add the encounter(s) to cart. (option below)

3. Repeat for anyone in your group wanting to participate.

4. Check out.

While checking out, it will give you an option to send us a note.  Use this space to enter the day and time you would like the encounter.

Encounters are available Tuesday - Sunday, 1 - 5:30 pm.


Panhandle Exotics

37 N Navy Blvd

Pensacola, Florida. 32507

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