Once in a Wild petting zoo with Amanda Winter & Rikky Moller!


Once in a Wild is so much more than just a regular petting zoo: We’re a traveling educational program that brings the zoo to you! So, not only do you get to meet our amazing animal ambassadors up close, but you also get to learn all about them. Our mission is: to inspire others to make a difference through live animal experiences. This means that we believe through experiencing up-close encounters with all different sorts of species, our guests can learn to love those animals and not fear them, then teach others to respect the animals as well.

Our unique mobile zoo was founded by Amanda Winter and Rikky Moller. Before opening, they had an important goal: to educate people of all ages, while creating an experience that drives empathy towards the world’s creatures through personal interaction.

“Not only do I want to teach people about animals, I also want to encourage our guests to pay it forward. If they can learn to respect animals they might be nervous around (such as snakes, spiders and opossums) and go tell the people in their lives to do the same, then I’ve accomplished something. I truly believe that we are changing the world for the better through our live animal experiences.”

– Amanda Winter Founder & Lead Animal Specialist

“The only way to fall in love with an animal is to have a relationship with it. The best way to do that is through interaction. When you love and understand someone (or something), you really care about them. Everyone is different and must be loved differently.”
– Rikky Moller Founder & Marketing Director

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Tuesday, March 26, 2024 - 11:00am
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 11:00am
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - 11:00am
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 11:00am
Event address: 
306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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