Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters

Get up close and personal.

Book an Animal Encounter for a thrilling experience on your next visit.

Encounters currently available are listed below.

Capybara encounter
Capybara encounter

Capybara encounter – NEW!

Come and meet our cute and curious Capybara troop! Get up close and personal with our brand-new Capybara encounter. Learn about these incredibly curious species from our expert keepers and get the opportunity to feed the Capybaras some of their favourite snacks. 

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Capybara encounter
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.
Giraffe feed at Taronga Zoo Sydney.
Giraffe feed at Taronga Zoo Sydney.

Giraffe encounter

Get eye to eye with Taronga’s tallest friends. Don’t miss out on this “once in a life time” experience to meet these African giants.

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Giraffe feed at Taronga Zoo Sydney.
Meerkat encounter at Taronga Zoo Sydney.
Meerkat encounter at Taronga Zoo Sydney.

Meerkat encounter

Get mobbed by our little Meerkat family as the keepers place one of their daily feeds on your lap! Watch them scurry around all over you as they try to grab every piece of their favourite food.

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Meerkat encounter at Taronga Zoo Sydney.
Asian Elephants.
Asian Elephants.

Elephant encounter

Go on a private behind-the-scenes tour, led by our Elephant keepers who will bring you eye-to-eye with Taronga's Asian Elephant herd.

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Asian Elephants.