Gorilla Encounter

Cost

$155.00 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$140.00 Zoo Members

Availability

11.10am on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

Duration

45 minutes

Group size

Max. four people

Restrictions 

Children must be 10 years or over.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Children require 1:1 adult supervision.

Covered shoes must be worn.

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, the Safari Bus and in some animal habitats, which will be signed.

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Meet our gorillas in this amazing close-up encounter.

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.

Journey behind the scenes with expert keepers into the night dens of these critically endangered animals, one of our closest living relatives!

Each experience is unique - your encounter could include feeding, an enrichment activity or a training session, as well as a chat about behaviour and conservation.

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

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!)