Orang-utan behind the scenes
Meet Melbourne Zoo’s critically endangered great apes and the passionate keeper who cares for them.
In this exclusive experience you will have the opportunity to meet these incredible yet critically endangered animals.
Our passionate keepers will grant you special access to areas of Melbourne Zoo usually reserved only for zoo keepers to learn about how we care for these animals and the plight of their wild cousins. In this exclusive and intimate experience you will watch a training session with either the orang-utans or the siamangs, head to the rooftop of Orang-utan Sanctuary to provide scatter for the animals, learn all about Zoos Victoria's palm oil campaign and enjoy story-time and Q&A with the Orang Troop.
Sadly, the wild habitat of these creatures is fast disappearing due to unsustainable palm oil products. 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!)