Gorilla in bushes with body covered by leaves

Gorilla Behind-the-scenes


$80.00 per person (excludes general admission)

$72.00 Zoo Members


Daily at 9.15am


25 minutes

Group size

Max. eight people


Minimum age 8 years. Children under 15 must be supervised by a paying adult. Ages 8 to 15 must have 1:2 adult supervision)

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Meet one of Melbourne Zoo’s critically endangered Western Lowland Gorillas and the passionate keeper who cares for them.

In this exclusive experience, you’ll learn about the complex social order of our primate cousins before going behind the scenes to leave them a snack or two.

Finally, you’ll head to the VIP viewing platform to watch these critically endangered animals enjoy your treats – and maybe even a ‘pleasure grumble’ as they eat!

Your participation will help contribute to Zoos Victoria's work to fight wildlife extinction.

This experience is currently operating with a COVIDSafe plan in place, if you’ve done this experience before, it may be a little different this time around (but no less fun!)