Welcome to Perth Zoo

There is a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak in Indonesia that has the potential to spread to the animals and wildlife in Australia. Giraffe have been identified as a susceptible species and to ensure our herd, Armani, Inkosi, Kitoto, Ellie, Zahara and Akiki remain well, guests who have been to Indonesia in the past seven days, are NOT permitted to undertake this encounter but we look forward to welcoming you at a later date. 

We know this might be disappointing, but this precautionary biosecurity measure is based on expert veterinary advice and we thank you for doing your bit to keep Armani’s herd healthy.

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

If you want to really appreciate how a giraffe experiences the world, you have to get up high. Really high!

Head behind-the-scenes and climb the Giraffe Tower to get face-to-face with the Zoo’s tallest residents.

See the Zoo from a whole new angle, learn a bit about these long-limbed creatures as they wander over to say hello and – if they’re in the mood for a snack – you might even have the opportunity to feed them one of their favourite, leafy treats.

‚ÄčEnclosed footwear is recommended for this encounter.

Please note, all patrons undertaking this encounter, including accompanying adults, need to hold a valid encounter ticket. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiting of the experience. 
For safety, children and infants under 2 years will not be permitted on the tower.

Accessibility information

Not wheelchair accessible.

15 minutes
Entry Fee
Not Included
Maximum Group Size
10 people
Minimum Age
2 years
Important information
Strict minimum age of 2 years. Children under 2 years of age (including infants) are not permitted. All children over 2 years must have a Giraffe Encounter ticket and be accompanied by an adult (16+) with a Giraffe Encounter ticket. An adult child ratio applies: 2-6 years (1:1 ratio); 7-15 years (1:9 ratio).
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