Get Within a Whisker

Adelaide Zoo offers exciting opportunities for you to get even closer to some of your favourite animal friends.  Simply join one of our interactive behind the scenes experiences – proudly supported by AGL or Westpac Brief Animal Encounters.  You could experience the thrill of hand feeding our Giant Pandas, helping our hippos with their daily mouth check or entering the Squirrel Monkey home to feed them… plus much more!  Our keeper presentations are also a great free way to meet our animals and their carers.

To find about more and to book contact our friendly staff on (08) 8267 3255 or simply book online. 

Please note, we are currently experiencing technical issues with member numbers online which may cause some problems while booking behind the scenes experiences and events. If you do experience this please call (08) 8267 3255 during business hours. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please note: Due to the extreme heat, Westpac Brief Animal Encounters will be cancelled on Wednesday 18 November.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

Wombat Encounter

Spend some private time with our two species of wombat and their keeper, including show stopper Bindi our hand...

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Hippo Encounter

Help the keeper give our amazing Nile hippo’s their morning snack and teeth check!  Get up close with Susie...

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Coati Encounter

Join our keeper and coatis for some capers in their enclosure where you’ll get to help feed and enrich...

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Keeper Kids

Keeper Kids is a hands-on interactive experience that the whole family can enjoy.

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Bear at Breakfast

Meet Adelaide’s only sun bear and assist the keepers to prepare and place his morning feed. You may also...

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Big Cat Interactive

You will never get closer than this to some of the world’s ultimate predators. A unique opportunity to hand...

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Bugs Alive

Meet one of our creepy critters in the Westpac Envirodome at Adelaide Zoo.

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Cockatoo Encounter

Join the Keeper in entering the home of our Australian parrots, including Palm Cockatoos and Red-Tail Black Cockatoos to...

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Giant Tortoise

Go behind the scenes with the keeper to meet and feed our incredible giant tortoises.

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Giraffe Encounter

Experience our majestic giraffes as they tower over you and feed from your hands.

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Hippo Interactive

Come behind the scenes to meet Susie and Brutus our iconic and amazing Nile hippos.

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Junior Keeper

Spend half a day assisting the Children’s Zoo keeper feeding the adorable Children Zoo animals and a treasured chance to care for bilbies,...

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Keeper for a Day

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a zoo keeper? This is a unique opportunity to work interactively with...

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Lemur Encounter

Experience the Lemurs up close and personal when you enter their exhibit with the Keeper. Witness their antics as...

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Lion Encounter

Feed the lions lunch. An amazing opportunity to see these incredible creatures within a whisker of you!

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Meet the Primates

Discover the secret world of Adelaide Zoo’s intriguing and entertaining primates as they go about their morning routine.

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Panda & Friends

Tour the Bamboo Forest before the zoo opens, see the Red Pandas enjoy their breakfast and watch Australia’s only...

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Pelican Encounter

Don’t miss your chance to get up-close and feed one of Australia’s largest birds — the pelican!

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Squirrel Monkey Encounter

Encounter the squirrel monkeys in their exhibit and experience these playful primates as you hand feed them.

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Tree Kangaroo Encounter

Join the keeper in entering the home of our friendly Goodfellow Tree Kangaroos where you have the unique opportunity...

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VIP Panda

Adelaide Zoo proudly cares for Australia’s only Giant Pandas, Wang Wang and Fu Ni, and with VIP Panda you...

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Walkabout Tours

Get even more out of your visit, with a free guided tour of zoo.  Let our friendly volunteers explore...

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Wild Nights

Experience the thrill of spending a family night at Adelaide Zoo and join one of our Wild Night sleepovers!

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Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby Encounter

Explore the Australian exhibit with our keeping staff as they guide you through one of Australia’s most successful native...

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