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Meerkat Encounter

Meerkat Encounter

Time: 12pm daily
Duration: 30 mins
Min. age: 4 years
Price: $75 per person (Excludes zoo admission)
Members price: $67.50 (Includes zoo admission)
Max. guests per session: 4

Experience a mob of meerkats up close!

Meerkats are adorable, especially when they sit up on their hind legs to get a better look around. During our NEW meerkat encounter, not only will you get to learn amazing meerkat facts and hand-feed our mob, but you may be lucky enough to have these inquisitive cuties climb on you too!

A Sydney Zoo Meerkat Experience makes a memorable family activity and is perfect for families with young children. The young ones will love the playful nature of the mischievous meerkats.

Book early to avoid disappointment as only four lucky people will get the chance to feed our meerkats each day.

How to book

Call us on 02 7202 2560 to reserve your spot now.


  • Meerkat encounters are held once per day at 12pm for a maximum group size of 4.
  • Minimum age of 4 applies and all children must be comfortable in the presence of animals.
  • All participants up to 14 years must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian
  • Meerkat Encounter inclusions: A keeper talk, one-on-one meerkat feed and photo taken by our zookeeper with your phone
  • Fitness requirements: You should be able to stand and crouch comfortably and will need to be able to walk 200m along an uneven gravel path with a slight incline.
  • Clothing requirements: For your comfort and safety, please wear enclosed, flat shoes and long pants (dresses and skirts are not suitable as meerkats will climb underneath them).
  • Guests will be required to agree to encounter rules and sign a waiver form on the day.

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