Welcome!

Bear Canyon Ranch and Petting Zoo is located at 8210 E Woodland Rd. In the beautiful town of Tanque Verde.
Our petting zoo is closed until  the temps are cooler (under 100 for a high)  The comfort of our animals is very important to us!  Check out our Facebook page for the most up to date info.

We recently formed a non profit (Tanque Verde Therapeutic Zoo, Inc.) which provides educational and therapeutic experiences for school groups, clubs and people with disabilities and any other groups who can benefit from visiting our ranch and animals!  Please call us to discuss the options. Our animals and setting are unique in that we only involve critters that enjoy physical interactions with people and this is done in a natural environment. Our website has more information if you would like to find out more!

We are a 501c3 organization and welcome donations. Our goal is to provide scholarships for folks who can’t afford to take part in this unique experience.  Please, check out our newest venture at tvaztzoo.org! We are on Facebook, as well.