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Penguin encounter

Get up close to an animal

An animal encounter at Taronga Zoo is a truly memorable experience. A souvenir photo of you and the animal is included in the price.
Reptile Encounter $24.95 12pm
Giraffe Encounter
$24.95 1.45pm to 2.15pm
Penguin Encounter* $49.95 2pm
Owl Encounter $24.95 12.30pm

Note: Koala Encounters are temporarily unavailable due to construction for our Wild Ropes Course. Why not try a magical Green Screen photo and capture the amazing view and a Koala in one stunning image. Only $9.95 for a limited period. Visit Map Ref E11.

*Only limited spaces available and must be over 12 years.

Bookings

Book your encounter on arrival at Taronga Zoo at Ticketing, the Zoo Shop or Animal Encounters.

Encounters are subject to daily availability.

Gift Certificate

To purchase an animal encounter gift certificate, please phone (02) 9932 4345 or send an email: animalencounters@zoo.nsw.gov.au

 

Green Screen

Green Screen
Green screen enables you to get close to some of our most amazing and endangered animals in a magic photograph.

Keeper for a Day

Keeper for a Day
Truly a day to remember for any animal lover! Keeper for a Day is an amazing experience that takes you behind the scenes into the daily lives of our keepers and gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get really close to some of Taronga Zoo’s most popular animals.