Giant Panda climbing onto rock at Adelaide Zoo
Giant Panda lying on rock at Adelaide Zoo
Giant Panda chewing bamboo at Adelaide Zoo
Giant Panda walking at Adelaide Zoo

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Meet Adelaide Zoo’s A-listers

Go behind the scenes for an exclusive opportunity to meet Australia’s only Giant Pandas, Wang Wang and Fu Ni.

Venture into the night quarters of the adorable pair and hide treats around their exhibit before getting the once-in-a-lifetime experience of hand feeding our iconic black-and-white duo.

Learn more about our Giant Panda conservation program over morning tea with the keepers as Wang Wang and Fu Ni explore their exhibit and enjoy their breakfast.

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 16 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Hide treats around their exhibit
  • Explore the pandas’ night quarters
  • Hand feed our iconic duo
  • Have morning tea with our panda keepers

Like all bear species, the Giant Panda is a natural meat eater, however this unique bear has adapted to live on an almost solely vegetarian diet.

Giant Pandas are solitary in the wild, but communicate through scent marks, calls, and occasional meetings.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

The major threat to wild pandas is habitat loss and fragmentation due to China’s dense and growing human population.

There are currently more than 370 Giant Pandas living in captivity, the majority being in China with a small population living in a handful of zoos across the world. These pandas form what’s known as an insurance population, safeguarding the species from unpredictable events like fire, disease or natural disaster and helping ensure strong genetic diversity through captive breeding programs.

Giant Pandas are considered an ‘umbrella species’, meaning the preservation of both the animal and its habitat has a positive flow-on effect for countless species inhabiting the mountains of China.

By purchasing a ticket to our VIP Panda 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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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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