An experience not to be missed!
Go behind-the-scenes and form a special bond that comes from meeting a wild animal up close. You'll also be helping endangered animals in the wild with 10% of your encounter fee donated to the Hamilton Zoo Conservation Fund.
Encounter fee is
Per person. Spaces can only be purchased on the day.
First in, first served. Gift vouchers are also available.
Take a seat inside the lemur enclosure where they will join you and pluck grapes out of your hand!
A keeper from our primate team will tell you all about their lives at the Zoo and their species in the wild where they're critically endangered.
Enter our rhino boma and meet these magnificent, massive animals up close. Find out about their lives at the Zoo and the issues they face in the wild from the keepers who care for them.
Join a keeper in the special savannah encounter area where you'll be introduced to our bachelor herd and have the opportunity to feed them.
The giraffe encounter is unavailable in wet weather.