Mingle with our mischievous mob of meerkats

Mingle with our inquisitive Meerkat mob in this fun and interactive experience. Join a dedicated keeper in our Meerkats’ exhibit, get up close to these adorable animals as they run over your lap in search of tasty mealworm treats.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about these fascinating creatures, why not do it over breakfast – Meerkat style!

Our Meerkat group is very social and always has one or two sentries on duty keeping watch over the rest of the group. Meerkats by nature are very inquisitive and enjoying exploring new things, especially enrichment items designed to keep the group physically and mentally stimulated. So they especially love to welcome human visitors and of course the treats that come with them.

Highlights of this experience

  • Sit in the middle of our group of meerkats
  • Have the meerkats jump on your lap to eat wriggly mealworms

Meerkats have the unique ability to close their ears to keep dirt out while they burrow and the dark band around their eyes, helps to reduce any glare from the sun.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

By purchasing a ticket to our Meerkat 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.

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

About Zoos SA

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

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