Close Encounters


This beautiful animal park is located in Jones Mills, PA, just 2 miles from the Donegal PA turnpike exit. We are less than an hour drive away from Pittsburgh, Somerset, Johnstown, and parts of West Virginia and Maryland.  We are situated in the heart of the Laurel Highlands. This area provides beautiful seasonal foliage and nice temperate weather.  With over 300 animals of 50 different species, we provide a unique interactive experience that allows visitors to get closer to the animals than ever before. Leave your binoculars at home, but don’t forget your camera for those once in a lifetime photo opportunities.

Feed the animals from the palm of your hand, ride a pony, hold a variety of animals, and reach out and touch wildlife!


At Living Treasures Wild Animal Parks, we strive to bring you as close to the animals as possible. With the new exhibits at the Laurel Highlands location, the only thing that separates you from our big cats is an inch of glass. Enjoy this up close experience and see these majestic animals like never before. And don’t worry; it is completely safe.


Last Day for Pony Rides for 2021 is October 24th.

At Living Treasures, you can get up-close and personal with your favorite animals! Have your children ever asked to ride a pony? At Living Treasures Laurel Highlands, you can do just that!

Price $4.00
• Maximum weight limit 60 pounds.
• Parents may be asked to accompany smaller children.

Pony ride hours and availability may vary based on the weather and needs of the pony.

Current hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10-5.

Last Day for Pony Rides for 2021 is October 24th.


Sloth Encounter

We have been receiving an abundance of emails and calls about the sloth encounter experience. This experience is not being offered. We appreciate that there are many people excited about the experience, but at this time we have no plans to offer the encounter in the future. We are asking that no one emails or calls about the experience. Anyone with an outstanding gift certificate may email for a refund.

*Note: Our sloths can be seen in their exhibit space during regular park hours with standard admission. The experience that is not being offered is the private encounter.


Currently not available.