Gorilla in bushes with body covered by leaves

Gorilla Behind-the-scenes

Duration: 25 minutes

Minimum age: Eight years

Restrictions:

  • Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Ages eight to 12 must have 1:1 paid adult supervision.
  • Unfortunately wheelchairs are not suitable for this experience.
  • Enclosed shoes must be worn.

Cost

$80.00 per person (excludes general admission)

$72.00 Zoo Members

Availability

Daily at 11.45am

Duration

25 minutes

Group size

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)

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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.