Go behind the scenes with the lion keeper and learn about our big cats. You will help the keepers to train and feed our lions - don’t miss this rare opportunity to get up close with one of the world’s most iconic animals.
Age: You must be at least 14 years old and if you are under 18, you’ll need to be accompanied by a paying adult.
Availability: Every day, except Wednesday, at 10.45am
Cost: $130 per person (GST incl.)
Participants: Minimum 2 people, maximum 4
Duration: 30 minutes
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. Contact us for more information.