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Wild Things Zoofari companies are Austin Petting Zoo, Dallas Petting Zoo, Houston Petting Zoo, San Antonio Petting Zoo and Tennessee Petting Zoo. Wild Things Zoofari is privately owned and operated by Courtney Cortina Pineda.

Courtney feels that there is not enough support to help conserve and protect the precious wild life out there that is disappearing every minute from our own destruction. The purpose of Wild Things Zoofari is to educate people with animal encounters so they can observe how precious they are. Seeing them on TV is nothing like being able to touch one.

She is a member of APWE (Association of  Professional Wildlife Educators), FCF ( Feline Conservation Federation) and attends yearly conferences to expand her knowledge and meet other professionals in the field.

She is also USDA (United States Dept of Agriculture) and TPW (Texas Parks and Wildlife) licensed and insured.

Tiffany Tasa
Wild Things Zoofari Animal Education Specialist

Tiffany Tasa has had a passion for animals from the time she was a small child. Along with a Bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in Rangeland Ecology & Management with a minor in Wildlife & Fisheries, she has a background in veterinary technician services and Herpetology management and husbandry. Her ultimate goal is to combine her two passions, animals and flying helicopters, by finishing her commercial helicopter license so that she can work in as a pilot for animal management operations that do work such as aerial tagging/tranquilizing for relocation and veterinary services.

She joined Wild Things Zoofari as an animal educator specialist in 2015. She has the patience and humor to manage the animal ambassadors and keep the children engaged at the same time. We are very proud to have her on board at Wild Things Zoofari.


Ray Mitchell
Wild Things Zoofari Animal Education Specialist

Ray Mitchell has been working with exotic and domestic animals alike for over 20 years. His experience with exotic wildlife has been the main focus of his passion. Ray has worked with everything from exotic birds and raptors, primates and large and small exotic cats and other carnivores, large and small hooved animals including camels and zebras, marsupials and rare rodents from around the world and a large assortment of reptiles non venomous and venomous alike. Education has always been the key while working with the animals. And Ray has successfully bred many rare and endangered animals in the past 20 years, giving him insight and knowledge of even the tiniest and most sensitive fauna. Ray Mitchell is happy to become a part of Wild Things Zoofari. By having the ability to reach many children of all ages and teach them about the plight of wildlife around the world and what they can do to help keep the magnificent animals around for many generations to come.