Wow, you might think you have heard a cat purr before but you’ve never heard anything like the huge rumbles that our Cheetahs give off.
As soon as you step into our intimate Cheetah encounter space, you know you’re in for a special moment. When Canjo and Kunjuka come strolling towards you, you’ll really feel the excitement of being one on one with one of the world’s most iconic big cats. Hear their astounding happy purr while they’re lounging around on a Close Encounter. A Close Encounter at Wellington Zoo is more than just meeting an amazing animal close-up. You’re joined by a Zoo Keeper who works with the animals you are meeting. They will introduce you to your encounter animals and let you know how we take care of these amazing animals at Wellington Zoo and answer any of your questions about Cheetahs in the wild. They’ll also happily take a photo of you sitting with a Cheetah purring at your feet, so don’t forget your camera!
You’ll learn how your Close Encounter helps Wellington Zoo to save Cheetah in the wild. 10% of proceeds from all Close Encounters help us save animals in the wild through projects supported by the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund.
You’ll never forget your Cheetah Close Encounter, and the privilege of getting close to these beautiful cats.
Cheetah Close Encounter details
Age: 14 years old and up. Anyone under 18 will need to be accompanied on the close encounter by an over 18 year old paying participant.
Time: Weekdays at 2.30pm (excluding Wednesdays) and weekends at 11.30am and 2.30pm.
Cost: $150 per person including free Zoo entry.
Participants: Minimum 2 people, maximum 4.
Duration: 30 minutes
Bookings: Please book in advance. If you want to give someone else this amazing experience, you can buy a Gift Card which the lucky recipient can redeem when they make their booking.