Wildlife World Zoo has been an integral part of the west valley for two decades, and we just keep getting better and better. The Zoo is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. That means we are open everyday of the year…..even Holidays! So bring your visiting relatives to the zoo on Christmas Day, or walk off that turkey at the zoo Thanksgiving Day. Bring the kids to the zoo on those days that school is out, and make learning fun!
Wildlife World Zoo brings together over 2400 individual animals representing more than 350 different species. In our exhibits you will see endangered hoofed animals in grassy pastures, rare birds in flight in their naturalistic aviaries, remarkable reptiles, fascinating fish and amazing small mammals. Through this living environment over three million visitors have passed, explored and learned.
The all-new Wildlife World Aquarium’s campus-like design is unique with some 75 indoor exhibits featuring fish, mammals, birds, invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles located in three recently completed buildings. Each building has a different title and theme: The Diversity of Life in Water; The Wild and The Wonderful; and Predators. Notable aquarium species include: black tip reef sharks, black-footed penguins, eels, stingrays, seahorses, barracuda, jellyfish, Nile and dwarf crocodiles — nearly 150 new aquatic and semi-aquatic species in all. The total volume of display tanks, not including miles of plumbing and life support, several new water features, and a log flume ride, contain approximately 180,000 gallons of water.
There are also outdoor exhibits including the zoo’s 5th ride attraction, a Log Flume Ride. Like its predecessors, the African Safari Train, the Australian Boat, and the idearc media Sky-ride, the flume ride is integrated into live animal exhibits. At 1500 feet long, the journey begins by giving riders a close up view of primate islands that feature spider monkeys and capuchin monkeys. Riders then enter a 20-foot long acrylic tunnel — the largest section of acrylic ever installed in Arizona — surrounded by South Pacific Reef fish. The trip closes by soaking riders as they plummet three stories into a splash pool.