Westpac Brief Animal Encounter

Help the keeper give our amazing Nile hippo’s their morning snack and teeth check!  Get up close with Susie and Brutus for a chance to see just how big they really are.

This encounter includes a professionally produced photograph of the experience. This experience is wheelchair accessible.

Please note that all animal experiences require enclosed footwear. To find out more please call 8267 3255.

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Minimum Age
All children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
15 mins
Participants must check in at the Zoo Shop (at the Front Entrance) 60 minutes prior to the Encounter start time.
$35 per person
12.00pm daily (except Thursdays)
Maximum of three participants.

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You will be required to enter the specific details of each person undertaking the experience. Matching Photo ID will be required to be presented on the day of experience.

  • Photo Identification

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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