The chance to sink your fingers into the softest fur at Wellington Zoo makes our Lemur Close Encounter special. Our father and son Black and White Ruffed Lemurs will come down to your seat in their enclosure and pluck grapes out of your hand while you get to pat their stunning black and white coats. You might also get a show of the enormous noise that comes out of such a quiet looking animal.
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 Lemurs in the wild and why they’re critically endangered. They’ll also happily take a photo of you with a Lemur sitting right next to you, so don’t forget your camera!
You’ll learn how your Close Encounter helps Wellington Zoo in our work to save Black and White Ruffed Lemurs 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 Lemur Close Encounter, and the feeling of that soft fur.
Lemur Close Encounter details
Age: 4 years old and up. Anyone under 14 will need to be accompanied by a paying
and participating adult on the Close Encounter.
Time: 3.15pm every day.
Cost: $99 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.