Yuska, the Lowland Gorilla, in bushes with body covered by leaves.

Gorilla Behind the scenes


$87.00 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$79.00 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)

Fitted face masks are to be worn on all encounters, behind the scenes, tours and in some animal habitats, which will be signed.

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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.

Zoo entry not included. Be sure to also book your entry tickets for the same date as your encounter.