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Join Southwest Wildlife for the annual Thanksgiving Enrichment Party on Saturday November 20, at 10:00 AM!

"Enrichment" is a wildlife management term describing special, unique activities and treats that encourage sanctuary animals to have fun, exhibit wild behaviors, and make their days more interesting. Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with our Animal Care specialists and knowledgeable Trail Guides and give back to our native Arizona wildlife.

Each table at this event will work on an enrichment project. Past projects have included special tubes full of scents and treats, boxes of treats covered in leaves, pumpkin "salads," and more! Once all projects are complete, guests can roam the sanctuary and observe the animals enjoying those special treats.

Only 8 tables are available for this event: 4 Premium Tables and 4 Standard Tables. Guests seated at Premium Tables will SAFELY enter the animals' enclosures and place enrichment themselves for the black bears, mountain lions, and coatimundis. Animals are randomly assigned to both Premium and Standard tables.

Each table seats a maximum of 6 people. $250 per Premium Table, $150 per Standard.

Click the "Book Now" button to secure your table before they sell out!

Mexican gray wolf howl

This event takes place completely outside. Dress for the weather, bring water and wear close-toed shoes. Face masks are required for guests who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine, and are optional for those who have. Allow at least 2 hours for your experience.

If you need additional information please contact our Education Department at (480) 471-3621 or email

SWCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We receive no state or federal funding. Event fees go to help feed and care for the animals at our center.


Help save our wildlife, one life at a time.