Heads of six female ostriches all looking in different directions. They are light brown with dark brown beaks.

Ostrich Encounter


Currently unavailable


$25 per person (excludes general admission)  

$22.50 for Zoo Members


Daily at 1.30pm


20 minutes

Group size

Maximum of 10 people


Minimum age 5 years. Must wear closed shoes, no sparkly or dangly jewellery or clothing.

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Did you know, the ostrich is the fastest flightless bird and can reach sprinting speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour?

Journey behind the scenes to meet our resident flock of fast-footed Ostrich! You'll have the chance to see their beauty up-close, feed them, and learn more about these unique birds from our expert rangers.

Join us for this amazing intimate experience any day of the week. Best of all, proceeds from the Ostrich Encounter contribute to Zoos Victoria's fight against wildlife extinction.