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About Us

Dade City’s Wild Things is not like any ZOO you have been to. You will be on an adventure with a guide that brings you closer than ever to some magnificent animals on our guided Sunken Jungle Trek or Jungle Safari Rides, along with options to add on amazing personal encounters with tiger cubs, monkeys, gator, big cat feedings and more.

Home of the internationally seen “Swim with a Tiger” and “Tampa Bay’s Mystery Monkey” and the “Wild H2O” show, featuring World Famous “Randy the Tiger Man.”

Dade City’s Wild Things is a beautiful 22-acre zoo located in the heart of Pasco County in historical Dade City, Florida. We pride ourselves on providing a natural botanical garden landscape environment for the animals in our facility. Stop by and visit our GIFT SHOP, featuring zoo animal themed home decor, jewelry, tiffany lamps, photos, art works, stuffed animals, educational toys, games and gifts for all ages. All proceeds go to support the animals.From the gift shop you can jump on our authentic street trolley to take a short ride to the zoo.Experience a “once in a lifetime” walking trek or Safari Tram Ride of over 200 ANIMALS ON EXHIBIT, surrounded by a natural botanical garden landscape.

You will be amazed at how close you will be to stalking tigers, playing bears, roaring lions, mischievous monkeys, swimming otters, calling birds and so much more! It will be an experience you will never forget as these animals interact with your personal guide, in most cases within three feet of your tour group!

Our mission is to provide quality, lifetime care for animals needing homes and to educate the public about these creatures that share our planet and to instill in our visitors a love for all animals.

We are also licensed and inspected by the State of Florida and Federally by Aphis-USDA Animal Care. We work closely with State and Federal agencies and USDA facilities and zoos throughout the United States to rescue, adopt or place more animals, as they need homes.

Registered with State of Florida Solicitation of Contributions Act Reg No CH 23363 – contact Division of Consumer Affairs 800-435-7352