Please note, Adelaide Zoo will be closed on Sunday, 19 November 2017 to the general public (including members) until 2pm while we host a special event. We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this partial closure.

Brief Animal Encounter

Mix it with our inquisitive meerkat mob in a unique and fun interactive experience. You’ll enjoy time in their exhibit with a keeper mingling with these playful creatures. Enjoy great photographic opportunities as the meerkats interact with you for some tasty treats.  Please note the cost of Meerkat Encounter does not include admission to the Zoo.

Unfortunately, this experience isn’t wheelchair accessible and surfaces are uneven. Not suitable for pregnant women. Participants will need to be able to stand up from the seated position so reasonable mobility is required.  Not suitable for those with nut or egg allergies as peanuts and eggs are used during the encounter. Skirts are not permitted.

Please note that all animal experiences require enclosed footwear.

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Details

Minimum Age
Minimum age 8 years. All children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Max 3 Children per supervising Adult.
Duration
15 mins
Participants must check in at the Zoo Shop (at the Front Entrance) 60 minutes prior to the Encounter start time.
Cost
$40 per person/per feed
Available
Available Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 10:30am.
A professional photo is included in the Meerkat Encounter

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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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