Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters

Get up close and personal.

Want to meet a meerkat, or stand tall with a giraffe? Get up close and personal with a thrilling Animal Encounters experience.

Paused until further notice.

We're committed to keeping you safe, so this means that all Animal Encounters and Tours are paused until further notice in line with the latest advice from NSW Health.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Hippo encounter.
Hippo encounter.

Hippo encounter

This encounter has been postponed until further notice.

Come face to face with one of the Zoo's resident Hippos during this close-up Hippo Encounter. A Zoo Keeper will take you behind the scenes to see and learn more about this iconic African animal.

Hippo encounter.
Giraffe encounter
Giraffe encounter

Giraffe encounter

This encounter has been postponed until further notice.

Have a close encounter of the tall kind! During this experience you’ll have the opportunity to personally feed and photograph these gentle giants from the Zoo's Giraffe Boardwalk.

Giraffe encounter
Meerkat encounter
Meerkat encounter

Meerkat encounter

This encounter has been postponed until further notice.

Meerkats scuttling across your lap? Yes please! Step inside the Meerkat habitat with a Zoo Keeper, and take a seat so the curious residents can get a close look at you.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

Meerkat encounter
Sumatran Tiger.
Sumatran Tiger.

Big cat encounter

This encounter has been postponed until further notice.

Get up close to a Sumatran Tiger in this heart-racing encounter. You’ll feed this magnificent creature while learning about the species and their plight in the wild.

Sumatran Tiger.