You think that a Giraffe has a long neck? Wait until you see its tongue extending out of its mouth all the way to get a tasty treat! Getting up close to one of our Giraffes at Wellington Zoo at a Close Encounter means getting a real feel for just how huge these majestic animals are. You’ll go behind the scenes with our Zoo Keeper and experience how we care for our Giraffes.
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 answer any of your questions about them, and about Giraffes in the wild. They’ll also happily take a photo of you looking tiny right next to a Giraffe, so don’t forget your camera!
You’ll learn how your Close Encounter helps Wellington Zoo in our work to save Giraffes 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 Giraffe Close Encounter, and the feeling of being dwarfed by a towering Giraffe right next to you.
Giraffe Close Encounter details
Age: 6 years old and up. Anyone under 14 will need to be accompanied by a paying and participating adult on the Close Encounter.
Time: 3.30pm Saturdays to Tuesdays. .
Cost: $99 per person including free Zoo entry.
Participants: 2 people maximum
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.