Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters

Get up close and personal.

Want to feed a giraffe, see a koala* close up, or go behind-the-scenes with our Elephant Keepers? Book one of our Animal Encounters for a thrilling experience on your next visit.

Encounters currently available are listed below.

Koala joey, Wattle, rides on mother Willow's back at Koala Encounters
Koala joey, Wattle, rides on mother Willow's back at Koala Encounters

Koala encounter

Strike a pose with our famous Australian icon, the koala!

Venture into the exhibit as our knowledgeable zookeepers give you a private talk about these unique pouched marsupials.

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Koala joey, Wattle, rides on mother Willow's back at Koala Encounters
Tortoise encounter
Tortoise encounter

Tortoise encounter

Bend down and feel the contours of the shell of our oldest friends, the Aldabra Giant Tortoise. You’ll be a part of the animal’s daily feed, while our Keepers tell you all about these grand creatures.

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Tortoise encounter
Aldabra Giant Tortoise. Photo: Paul Fahy
Aldabra Giant Tortoise. Photo: Paul Fahy

Keeper for a Day (for adults)

Keeper for a Day is an amazing full-day experience that takes you behind the scenes into the daily lives of our keepers and gives you an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get close to some of our most popular animals!

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Aldabra Giant Tortoise. Photo: Paul Fahy