UP CLOSE & PERSONAL 

Mogo Zoo prides itself on how close our visitors get to our amazing collection of exotic animals, however if you want something extra special, then our Up Close & Personal encounters will be an experience you will remember for your lifetime.

Have you ever felt the breath of a lion? Been stared down by a Tiger? Or felt the skin of a Rhino? All this is possible with an intimate Up Close & Personal Experience at Mogo Zoo.

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To Book an experience with your next visit simply add it to your purchase or call on 1300 169 949 to make a booking. Experiences are a great gift idea and can be pre-booked for that special someone. If you are not sure what they might like, you can always purchase a Gift Card which can be used for any of our amazing experiences.


Feed a Tiger

Have you ever heard the chuff of a tiger? Kinwah our beautiful Tiger is sure to leave a lasting impression on the daring cat lover. This impressive male Tiger will melt your heart as he chuffles on your arrival. You will be absolutely amazed at their impressive size, shear strength, power and appetite.

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Age Requirements: 16 Years +

Session Times: 10am, 12pm 2pm daily

Duration: Up to 20 mins

Cost: $150 for 2 people


Feed a Lion

For the big cat lover who wants to experience an Up Close and Personal encounter, the lion feed is for you. Come face to face with our beautiful White Lions as they greet you at the gate. This is an unforgetable experience as you hand feed and admire our impressive lions.

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Age Requirements: 16 Years +

Session Times: 9.30am, 12pm and 3pm daily

Duration: Up to 20 mins

Cost: $150 for 2 people


Play with our Meerkats

Sit and play with our Meerkats
Meerkat encounters are by far our most popular experience. With their busy and inquisitive nature our Meerkats are not shy and will happily climb up on your lap, shoulder or head. They have a passion for food and get very excited to see new people coming in to serve up their favourite meals.

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Age Requirements: 10 Years +

Session Times: 10.30am 11.30am 2.30pm daily

Duration: Up to 20 mins

Cost: $100 per person for up to 2 people


Feel the softness of our Red Pandas

Pat a Red Panda
Come and meet and feel the beautiful fur of our Nepalese Red Pandas. These gentle, stunning animals will happily come and join you for their morning or afternoon feed. You can get Up Close and Personal while you hand feed them their favourite fruits and vegetables.

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Age Requirements: 12 Years +

Session Times: 9am and 3:30pm daily

Duration: Up to 20 mins

Cost: $100 per person for up to 2 people


Sit with our Squirrel Monkeys

Squirrel Monkey
For the keen animal lover, the Squirrel Monkey encounter is the perfect gift for yourself, friend or family member. These cheeky monkeys are sure to put a smile on your face with their very mischievous nature. They will eagerly jump on your shoulder as you enter their enclosure looking for food.

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Age Requirements: 15 Years +

Session Times: 11am and 2pm daily

Duration: Up to 20 mins

Cost: $150 per person for up to 2 people


Take a cruise to the Primate Islands

Primate Island Cruise
Do you have a passion for primates? What better way to get Up Close and Personal than to cruise the beautiful Primate Islands and enjoy the company of our friendly primates. This is definitely one of our most personal encounters where you can escape, even if it’s just for a short while. You will climb aboard our keeper boat to venture onto two of our Primate Islands, enabling you to hand feed our breeding family of Cotton Top Tamarins and Madagascar’s unique Ring-Tailed Lemurs. You will have the chance to take some amazing photos with your favourite primates and feel like you’ve be transported to your own private island.

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Age Requirements: 12 Years +

Session Times: 11:45am and 2:30pm daily

Duration: Up to 45 mins

Cost: $250 for 2 people


Meet our Rhino

White Rhinoceros
For the animal enthusiast who wants to get behind the scenes and see how it all works. This encounter not only brings you Up Close and Personal with our impressive male White Rhinos but also allows you access to our off exhibit area. You will be guided behind the scenes by an experienced keeper where you can see the night dens, yards, feed area and learn all about how we manage these two beautiful boys. Why not bring the whole family down to enjoy and learn together? You might even get to have a scratch! What an amazing photo opportunity.

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Age Requirements: 12 Years +

Session Times: 2pm daily

Duration: Up to 45 mins

Cost: $150 per person up to 4 people or $125 per person for groups over 4 people


Come face to face with an Emperor Tamarin

Emperor Tamarin
Emperor Tamarin encounters are one of our most gentle and sweet experiences. They have a beautiful friendly nature and will happily come and greet you with their unique chirps and whistles as you join them in their enclosure.

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Age Requirements: 10 Years +

Session Times: 10:30am and 2:30pm daily

Duration: Up to 20 mins

Cost: $100 per person up to 2 people


Spend the day as a keeper.

Keeper for a day
Come join the friendly Mogo Zoo keeper team for a day and have the experience of a lifetime as you get Up Close and Personal with some of Mogo Zoos exotic and endangered animals and venture behind the scenes. You can also pick the brains of our very experienced and knowledgeable keepers and ask all your animal questions. This encounter is one of our most popular and value packed experiences with something for everyone, so why not bring your friend or partner along as well! This encounter includes morning tea and lunch from our Tumbili café.

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Age Requirements: 16 Years +

Session Times: Once daily from 8.15am

Duration: All day (8.15am – 5.00pm) Includes morning tea and lunch from our Tumbili Cafe

Cost: $550 per person up to 2 people


Do the Ultimate Experience

Ultimate Experience
For those who want to do it all, the Ultimate Experience is a 4-hour encounter which allows you to get Up Close and Personal with some of our most loved animals, including our Meerkats, Pandas, small Monkeys, Squirrel Monkeys, big cats and also includes our Primate Island Cruise. If you’re looking for value, this encounter is jam packed and makes the perfect experience for any animal enthusiast making the most of what Mogo Zoo has to offer. This encounter also includes a lovely morning tea from our Tumbili café.

 

Age Requirements: 16 Years +

Session Times: Once daily from 8:45am

Duration: 4 Hours - Includes morning tea from our Tumbili Cafe

Cost: $550 per person up to 2 people