Tiger walking through bushes directly towards camera

Tiger Behind the Scenes


$83.00 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$75.00 Zoo Members


Daily at 3.00pm


25 minutes

Group size

Max. eight people


Minimum age 10 years. Participants aged 10-15 years must have accompanying adult supervision.

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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.

Meet one of Melbourne Zoo’s critically endangered Sumatran Tigers 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 their plight of their wild cousins.

Sadly, three tiger species are already extinct and Sumatran Tiger numbers in the wild are falling.

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.

This experience is currently unavailable to book.