Gorilla in bushes with body covered by leaves

Gorilla Behind the scenes

Cost

$83.00 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$75.00 Zoo Members

Availability

Daily at 9.15am

Duration

25 minutes

Group size

Max. eight people

Restrictions 

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

Visitors aged 18 years or older must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to visit our zoos or have an eligible COVID-19 digital certificate exemption. More information

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.

Due to current restrictions, this encounter is not currently running and we are unable to take bookings or create a waitlist.

Please keep an eye on the website in 2022 for when this encounter will be available again.

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.