A Walk with the Rhinos

A Walk with the Rhinos

Time for a very unusual walk…

Those who have a pet dog or horse know how very much they enjoy the company of their human caretakers, especially when on a jog or walk. Southern White Rhinos are no different as they are very social animals deserving of as much social interaction and mental stimulation as we can provide in captivity. We invite you to join us as we provide just that every day. Enjoy a leisurely walk around our 5-acre rhino habitat accompanied by the Monterey Zoo keepers, our zebras, sometimes our water buffalo and of course, our rhinos.  It’s a fun, safe, educational experience for the entire family. 

Along the way, you’ll learn about the many things that make this iconic species so very special and deserving or your love, protection and support. You’ll learn about rhino conservation programs that you can contribute to, efforts that will assure the survival of rhinos in the future. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet one of our rhinos, hands-on, while being  photographed doing so. It’s a win-win-win for all concerned while helping support our rhino program at Monterey Zoo. If you’re spending the night with us in our Safari B&B, we recommend you compliment this experience with our Buddy’s Bedtime Tour, where you’ll help put the rhinos to bed in the evening, yet another very unique opportunity.

We are open 7 days a week – including most holidays  except: We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Children must be 7 years of age or older to participate in this tour. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE the rhinos will participate fully, they are in fact, “rhinos”… but we will do our best fulfill our obligation. All participating assume the same risk when signing up for this tour, there are no refunds if the rhinos are not as cooperative on all days. The terrain in the area of this tour is uneven and dirt, appropriate footwear is required. 

For the health and comfort of the animals, strollers are not allowed on this experience and some mobility devices might not be accessible (but we do our best to assure those with disabilities can enjoy as much of this experience as possible.) 



$60/person for B&B guests

This tour begins at 11:30 Daily. Tickets for this tour are available in our Zoo Gift-Shop but must be purchased no later than 11am daily. Calling our office ahead of time at 831 455-1901 is recommended.


Open 10am-3pm Every Day. (Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

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$35.25 ages 15 and up
$25 ages 2-14 (under 2 free – $8 stroller fee)

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Starting at only $110

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While providing exemplary animal care, Monterey Zoological Society is dedicated to providing an entertaining yet educational and conservation minded experience which fosters public awareness and respect for all wildlife.

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