A Meerkat on sentry duty, looking at the camera.

Meerkat Encounter


$55 per person (excludes zoo entry)

$50 Zoo Members


1.50pm on Sunday - Friday
2.00pm on Saturday


20 minutes


Max. 4 people


Minimum age 8 years.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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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Meet Werribee Open Range Zoo's meerkat family and the passionate rangers who care 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.

Immerse yourself in the world of the Meerkat mob by joining one of our rangers in a wild encounter.

Get a closer view and share the delight of hearing the group communicate with each other and fall in love with this curious animal.

Your participation helps Zoos Victoria fight wildlife extinction.

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