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

Gorillas Experience


$91.00 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$82.00 Zoo Members


12:00pm daily


25 minutes

Group size

Max. eight people


Minimum age 8 years. Participants aged 8-15 must have accompanying adult supervision:
1 adult per 3 children or 2 adults per 4 children.
Children aged 15+ years do NOT require adult supervision

Fitted face masks are to be worn on all experiences, 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.

Unfortunately the Gorilla Experience at Melbourne Zoo is currently unavailable (updated April 2024).

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 behind the scenes.