At Bear Canyon Ranch and Petting Zoo  we offer a petting zoo open to the public, summer day camps and have the facilities to host birthdays and special events with our petting zoo animals! We welcome school, camp and other groups and are accessible to any visitors. We are located at 8210 E Woodland rd. in the beautiful town of Tanque Verde. Petting zoo is a division of Bear Canyon Amusements, LLC.


Petting Zoo – 

We are open to the public Wednesday and Thursday from 10 – 2 and every 2nd and 4th Saturday until the end of May. Admission for adults and children is all day come and go as you please during our open hours. General admission is $5. Children ages 4 and under are $2 and are required to have an paying adult accompany them. Horse led rides for children are offered for an additional $5 for a 5 min. ride. Weight limit of 100 lbs. Activities are weather permitting and can change at any time without notice. We will most likely close when it is raining, windy or very cold. I will post on our Facebook page when we do close.

We have a wheelchair accessible port-a-potty, a hand washing station and can take credit cards! We strongly recommend wearing closed toed shoes (mandatory for horse rides) and clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. 🙂

Animals you can expect to see : Goats, a lamb, chickens, miniature pigs, ducks, turkeys horses, alpacas, bunnies and a variety of exotics that change each week. Snakes, spiders, lizards and a hedgehog are all part of our informational hands on display which is available when the temps are above 70.



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