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animal encounters

Catch one, or all, of our daily animal encounters, where zookeepers share their extensive knowledge of our amazing animals. Our free encounters take place at animals' exhibits.


Monday

  • Elephant 11:15am
  • Galapagos tortoise 11:45am
  • Capybara / squirrel monkey 12:00pm
  • Tiger 12:30pm
  • Australian birds 2:00pm
  • Eel 2:30pm
  • Rhino 3:00pm
  • New Zealand birds 3:15pm


Tuesday

  • Flamingo 10:15am
  • Giraffe 11:15am
  • Galapagos tortoise 11:45am
  • Orangutan 12:00pm
  • Elephant 12:30pm
  • Australian birds 2:00pm
  • Spider monkey 2:15pm
  • Lace monitor 2:30pm
  • Red panda 2:45pm
  • New Zealand birds 3:15pm


Wednesday

  • Galapagos tortoise 11:45am
  • Elephant 12:00pm
  • Flamingo 1:45pm
  • Australian birds 2:00pm
  • Eel 2:30pm
  • Tasmanian devil 2:45pm
  • New Zealand birds 3:15pm


Thursday

  • Flamingo 10:15am
  • Serval 11:15am
  • Rhino 11:30am
  • Galapagos tortoise 11:45am
  • Capybara / squirrel monkey 12:00pm
  • Elephant 1:45pm
  • Australian birds 2:00pm
  • Meerkat 2:15pm
  • New Zealand reptiles 2:30pm
  • New Zealand birds 3:15pm


Friday

  • Elephant 11:00am
  • Otter 11:30am
  • Galapagos tortoise 11:45am
  • Rhino 12:00pm
  • Tiger 12:30pm
  • Australian birds 2:00pm
  • Orangutan 2:15pm
  • New Zealand reptiles 2:30pm
  • New Zealand birds 3:15pm


Saturday

  • Seal 10:00am
  • Flamingo 10:15am
  • Giraffe 11:15am
  • Cotton-top tamarin 11:30am
  • Galapagos tortoise 11:45am
  • Orangutan 12:00pm
  • Elephant 12:30pm
  • Australian birds 2:00pm
  • Spider monkey 2:15pm
  • Lace monitor 2:30pm
  • Tasmanian devil 2:45pm
  • Tiger 3:00pm
  • New Zealand birds 3:15pm


Sunday

  • Seal 10:00am
  • Cheetah 10:15am
  • Giraffe 11:15am
  • Capybara / squirrel monkey 11:30am
  • Galapagos tortoise 11:45am
  • Orangutan 12:00pm
  • Tiger 12:30pm
  • Australian birds 2:00pm
  • Elephant 2:15pm
  • New Zealand reptiles 2:30pm
  • New Zealand birds 3:15pm

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Please note: Scheduled or impromptu encounters may at times need to be cancelled or delayed. Please list​en for P.A announcements.

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