Hippo Wild Encounter


$87 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$79 Zoo Members


3.50pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday


40 minutes

Group size

Max. 6 people


Covered shoes must be worn.

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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Go behind the scenes with a Keeper to see how we care for hippos!

Meet mother and daughter Hippo duo, Brindabella and Pansy as we give them their dinner and help set them set up for their nocturnal adventures. Get a unique perspective on the lives of our hippos and Keepers as we share how we care for this charismatic species - discover how Pansy got her name, and hear about the characters of these two girls as we share stories while seeing up close how majestic they are when on land.

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