Welcome to Perth Zoo

Our close encounters are currently operating with a COVID Safe plan in place. If you’ve done them before they may be a little different this time around (but no less fun!)

Visitors participating in a Close Encounter will be required to wear a face mask. This precautionary biosecurity measure is based on best practice veterinary advice, your cooperation helps to keep our animals safe and healthy!


Due to Covid, we’ve halted behind the scenes experiences for certain species which, at international zoos, have shown to be more at risk of COVID-19.

Therefore the following encounters are not currently running and we are unable to take bookings or create a waitlist:

  • Lions 
  • Orangutans 
  • Lemur 
  • Coati
  • Dingo 
  • Otter
  • Red Panda
  • Primate Keeper for a Day 
  • Savannah Keeper for a Day 

All other encounters are currently running, but are being reviewed on a weekly basis due to the evolving health situation. 

Thank you for your understanding and remember, masks must be worn when doing a close encounter – thank you for doing your part to keep our precious animals safe. 

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