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Big Cat Encounter TWPZ

Get your heart racing with an up close encounter a Sumatran Tiger or African Lion. Big Cat Encounter participants can feed either of these magnificent creatures while learning about the species and their plight in the wild.  Big Cat Encounters cost $59 per person in addition to Zoo admission and lasts for about 20 minutes.

Contact us for booking, payment and enquiries. Children under seven years are not permitted on Tiger/Lion Encounters and an adult must accompany all children under the age of 15 years.

Please note the Lion Encounter is not available from Tuesday 25 March until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Available daily throughout the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Visitor Information