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Busch Gardens Tampa announced three new Animal Insider Tours now open to guest

Once again Busch Gardens is offering more ways to connect with animals unlike anywhere else. If you love animals, connecting with the ones in Busch Gardens care can happen in many different ways.

From a Trek across the Serengeti Plain® in an open-air vehicle to a “Go behind the scenes”  tour of the hit TV series The Wildlife Docs®The Insider Tours offered at the park are an amazing way to see the animals up close and a little more intimately.  We are excited to announce, there are now three more!

We could not be more excited to see the three new additions to the Insider Tours this summer! As firm believers in conservation, giving guest a more up close and personable experience with these amazing creatures will help educate and increase awareness.

NEW Insider Tours

ALDABRA TORTOISE INSIDER TOUR

The Aldabra Tortoise Insider Tour is designed for ages 5 and up. Guests of all ages will enjoy a unique kid-friendly 30-minute on-habitat tour that includes zoo specialist meet and greets, preparing treats and participating in enrichment activities. 

Enjoy an up-close encounter with one of the largest tortoises in the world.

  • 30 minute walking tour
  • Prepare & deliver special treats
  • Must be ages 5 & up to participate   Hailing from the Seyvhelles islands, this reptile is one of the largest tortoises in the world. Guests on this special tour will help prepare treats in the Animal Care Center as well as visit the Aldabra Tortoises that call Busch Gardens Tampa Bay home.Things to know before you go: • Children must be ages 5 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

CHEETAH INSIDER TOUR

The Cheetah Insider tour gives guests the opportunity to go behind the scenes and get up close to the fastest land animal. On this 30-minute tour, one of the cheetah keepers will teach you how they care, train and work with cheetahs every day. The tour includes designing enrichment activities as well as exclusive access to top-line view points. Plus, you’ll learn how the SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens conservation fund protects these majestic animals in the wild and discover how you can make a difference, too.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into taking care of the fastest land animal in the world

  • 30 minute walking tour
  • Participation in cheetah enrichment activities
  • Must be ages 10 & up to participate

The Cheetah Insider Tour includes designing enrichment activities as well as exclusive access to behind-the-scenes views of the naturalistic habitats of the world’s fastest land animal. 

Things to know before you go: • Children must be ages 10 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

GORILLA INSIDER TOUR

Take a journey into Myombe Reserve® for an insider’s view of Busch Gardens’ Gorilla troop and learn how their animal care specialists enrich the lives of these critically endangered species. Guests will have the opportunity to access exclusive specialized points overlooking the Gorilla habitat and participate in enrichment activities. Plus, learn about some of the conservation initiatives the SeaWorld® and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund supports for these great apes in the wild. 

Get up-close to this remarkable endangered species and participate in enrichment activities led by gorilla care specialists.

  • 30 minute walking tour
  • Meet & greet with gorilla zoo specialists
  • Participation in gorilla enrichment activities
  • Must be ages 8 & up to participate

Take a journey into the Myombe  Meet with the animal care specialists that enrich the lives of these critically endangered species and get exclusive access to specialized points overlooking the gorilla habitat. 

Things to know before you go: • Children must be ages 10 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

The tours range from $19.00 for the Aldabra Tortoise Tour to $29.00 for the Cheetah and Gorilla Insider Tour per person. We do expect the price to fluctuate during the year based on day and time. Your normal park admission is required and as with all tours is not included in the price. Please read over the limitations listed for each tour before booking.

You can check out all the Insider Tours offered by Busch Gardens right here!  We do suggest you book in advance!

Pass Members save 10% on this experience.

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