Experience the thrill of a Cheetah Encounter at Wellington Zoo. Find out what it sounds like when they purr, and see them up close. Go into our special, intimate encounter space, and meet our two Cheetahs, Canjo and Kunjuka. Our zoo keepers will tell you why these animals are endangered and what you can do to help them.

Learn all about our Cheetahs Canjo and Kunjuka and the role they play as ambassadors for their species. This encounter is run under strict supervision from our expert staff.

Age: You must be at least 14 years old and 1.4 metres tall. If you are under 18, you’ll need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Time: Please refer to the calendar below for available dates. Weekday cheetah encounters are at 2.30pm and weekends at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Cost: $150 per person (GST incl.)

Participants: Minimum 2 people, maximum 4 

Duration: 30 minutes

Bookings: 10% of proceeds from your Close Encounter go directly to local and international conservation projects supported by the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund.

Due to the nature of working with wild animals, Wellington Zoo cannot guarantee that all animals and exhibits specified will be available. Bookings for all Close Encounters must be made in advance. Gift cards are available through our Trade Me online storeContact us for more information. 

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Monday, 30 November

  • Cheetah Close Encounter

    Start Time: 2:30 p.m.
    Cost: $150.00 Per Person