Orangutan behind the scenes

Cost

$83.00 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$75.00 Zoo Members

Availability

Daily at 12.00pm

Duration

25 minutes

Group size

Max. eight people

Restrictions 

Minimum age 8 years. Participants aged 8-15 years must have accompanying 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 Melbourne Zoo’s critically endangered great apes 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 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 orangutans or the siamangs, head to the rooftop of Orangutan 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.

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