Animal encounters - get up close to an animal

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.

*Koala Encounter $19.9511am to 2.15pm
Reptile Encounter $24.9512pm
Giraffe Encounter
$24.951.45pm to 2.15pm

*Please note that due to NSW government regulations holding Koalas is not permitted.


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.

For further enquiries please contact:

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

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.