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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 feeding a hungry tiger their meaty lunch… plus much more!

(Accessibility and Fitness Level Definitions)

Tiger Encounter

Come eye-to-eye with a Sumatran Tiger and hand feed them a meaty treat.

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Giraffe Feed

Come face-to-face with a ginormous giraffe as they wrestle a carrot from your hands.

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Tortoise Encounter

Get the exclusive opportunity to hand feed our gorgeous Aldabra tortoise, Aonika!

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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

Spend the morning learning all about animal care and assisting the Variety Children’s Zoo keepers.

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VIP Panda

Experience the 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 adorable Ring-tailed Lemurs 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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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.

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