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.  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.

Animal Experiences may be cancelled in extreme weather situations. If this occurs a Zoos SA staff member will be in contact the day prior to your experience.

(Accessibility and Fitness Level Definitions)

Koala Encounter

Go behind the scenes and hang with our beautiful koala duo, Sophie and Louise!

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Meerkat Encounter

Get up close to our mischievous meerkats as they run over your lap in search of tasty treats.

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Penguins In Person

Join us for a trip to Adelaide Zoo’s Penguin Beach and help feed our hilarious colony of Little Penguins!

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Junior Keeper

Are you a kid who loves animals? Become a mini zoo keeper!

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VIP Panda

Go behind the scenes for an exclusive opportunity to hand feed our Giant Pandas, Wang Wang and Fu Ni.

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Lemur Encounter

Get up close and personal with our leaping lemurs and watch as they tuck into breakfast on your lap.

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Lion Encounter

Hand feed our hungry African Lions their meaty lunch and feel their excited snarls reverberate through your chest.

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Tree Kangaroo Encounter

Hand feed our adorable Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroos and learn all about their life high up in the trees.

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Squirrel Monkey Encounter

Follow a primate keeper into our Squirrel Monkey exhibit and help feed these playful primates their lunch.

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Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby Encounter

Meet the most colourful of all the kangaroo family, our Yellow-footed Rock-wallabies as they eat out of your hands.

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Keeper For A Day

From preparing the animals’ feed to cleaning enclosures and visiting off limits areas, experience life as a zoo keeper.

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Panda and Friends

Watch our Giant Pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni welcome the day and join our Red Panda duo for breakfast.

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Meet The Primates

Get up close to the likes of our tiny tamarins, awe-inspiring orangutans and mischievous Hamadryas Baboon troop!

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Hippo Interactive

Meet Brutus, our iconic Nile Hippo, and Obi, our adorable Pygmy Hippo before helping to prepare his breakfast.

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Big Cat Interactive

Feed our hungry cats and experience the thrill of looking an African Lion or Sumatran Tiger in the eye.

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Inspect An Insect

Experience a world where tiny creatures rule! Inspect (and maybe even hold!) our fascinating stick insects.

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Accessibility and 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.

Keeper Hayley made this incredible Pygmy Blue-tongue cake for the #TSBakeoff, complete with the spider burrows thes… https://t.co/jTG6sWpSmS

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