Family smiling as lemurs jump onto their laps during Lemur Encounter at Adelaide Zoo
Family smiling as lemurs jump onto their laps during Lemur Encounter at Adelaide Zoo
Family smiling as lemurs jump onto their laps during Lemur Encounter at Adelaide Zoo

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Lemur Encounter is unavailable until further notice.

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Let our lemurs leap on you!

What’s black and white and cute all over? Our adorable Ring-tailed Lemurs of course! Get up close and personal with these quirky animals in their exhibit and watch as they tuck into breakfast from a tray on your lap.

Adelaide Zoo is home to a bachelor group of Ring-tailed Lemurs, whose favourite foods are sultanas, dried fruit and cooked sweet potato.

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 8 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Watch up close as the lemurs enjoy their breakfast
  • Feel the weight of these adorable animals as they eat from your lap

Lemurs use their impressively-long and bushy, striped tails to help them balance while jumping.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

Ring-tailed Lemurs are classified as endangered with habitat loss and poaching the biggest threat to the wild population. Their habitat is already restricted in southern Madagascar and continues to diminish due to annual burning practices that help create new pasture land for livestock, over-grazing by livestock and the felling of trees for charcoal production.

Ring-tailed Lemurs can be found in six national parks and three reserves where they are protected. They are also hunted for meat and kept as pets, although it’s illegal to remove animals from the wild for this purpose.

By purchasing a ticket to our Lemur Encounter at Adelaide Zoo, you are not only supporting the incredible species in our care, you’re also helping us raise awareness and valuable funds to safeguard their wild cousins. Part of the income generated from our Animal Experiences contributes to the work Zoos SA does in support of a wide number of conservation programs both within and beyond our gates.

Want to get involved? You can help!

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The day is here!Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre is open to the public from 9.30am. #thewildiscalling

About Zoos SA

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

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.


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