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Giraffe encounter


Get even closer to our animals with brand NEW encounters and the popular Mini Zookeeper For a Day program for kids aged 8-12 years old.

Camel encounter

Camel Encounter

Get up close to our majestic camels, snap a photo and learn more about these zoo favourites during a camel experience.

Giraffe encounter

Giraffe Encounter

Meet the tallest species on earth with our giraffe encounter. Experience a hand feed and snap a photo with our resident giraffe Eyelean.

Lion encounter

Lion Encounter

Want to feed a lion by hand? Experience Sydney’s only lion encounter and get behind the scenes with our four lion brothers.

Capybara encounter

Capybara Encounter

Get up close to the world’s largest rodent – the capybara. This is Sydney’s only encounter where you can feed and pat these adorable mammals.

Meerkat Encounter

Meerkat Encounter

Come and feed our adorable meerkats, snap a photo and learn more about these African favourites during a meerkat encounter.

Mini Keeper for a Day

Mini Zookeeper For a Day

Does your child love animals? Designed for 8-12 year olds, this program takes kids behind-the-scenes to experience a day in the life of a zookeeper.



Explore each of our amazing Precincts and find out what you'll be able to see in each one.

Sydney Zoo Farmyard Experience

Sydney Zoo Farmyard Experience

This will be the perfect spot for your little one to pat, feed and cuddle their favourite farm animals. Coming soon!