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.

(Fitness Level Definitions)

Meerkat Encounter

Are you ready to Mingle with our mischievous Meerkats?

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Penguins in Person

Experience the thrill of hand feeding Adelaide Zoo’s own penguin colony.

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Chameleon Encounter

Learn about our curious Chameleons in the Westpac Envirodome as you get up close and feed these colourful reptiles.

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Giraffe Feed

Experience the thrill of hand feeding these majestic animals in our new Giraffe Feed Experience.

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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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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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Squirrel Monkey Encounter

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

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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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Lion Encounter

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

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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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Fitness Levels

Basic: Basic terrain, suitable for all fitness levels*.

Intermediate: Walking upstairs, getting in and out of high vehicles and walking on uneven terrain; suitable for intermediate fitness levels.

Advanced: All day tour, which includes laborious work, getting in and out of high vehicles, walking upstairs and walking on uneven terrain; suitable for Advance Fitness levels.

* Not all basic Behind the Scenes are wheelchair friendly.

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to save species from extinction and connect people with nature.

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