add badge calendarcard check email facebook fighting-extinction gift instagram linkedin lock logo-healesville-inverse logo-melbourne-inverse logo-werribee-inverse logo-zv-icons logo-zv-inverse logo-zv mime-pdf phone pinterest remove tick timestwitter vic-gov youtube

Share

Head to dizzying heights at Melbourne Zoo to visit our orang-utans from the roof of their exhibit! In this exclusive experience not only will you have the change to view these incredibly curious creatures from a VIP viewing platform but you will also head behind the scenes with our passionate staff to areas usually reserved only for keepers.

You will be given the chance to assist our keepers with placing food based enrichment around the enclosure. Orang-utans like other great apes are highly intelligent and like enjoy the task of searching and problem solving to find their food.

While our family group of orang-utans live in safety, Sumatran Orang-utans in the wild are under great threat.  They are classed as critically endangered, with numbers in the wild rapidly falling. Numbers have dropped by close to 95% in the last 100 years and there may now be fewer than 3500 in the wild. Your behind the scenes encounter will help Zoos Victoria fight wildlife extinction

Book now

Booking info

Duration 
25 minutes
Cost 
$55 per person, zoo members $49.50 (Excludes general admission.)
Restrictions 
Minimum age: 8 years. Children under 16 must be supervised by a paying adult. Ages 8 to 12 must have 1:1 adult supervision)
Group size 
8 people
Availability 
Daily at 11.55 am

Bookings can be made by calling 1300 966 784
Payment must be made at the time of booking
Read our tips, terms and conditions

Act for wildlife
dpuo-CTA-web300

You can help save wild orang-utans. Tell the food industry that you want 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil.

Find out how you can make a difference