Lemur Close Encounter

Lemur Close Encounter
NZD $99.00
  • Duration: 30 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Wellington, Wellington
  • Product code: Lemur (4894)

The chance to sink your fingers into the softest fur at Wellington Zoo makes our Lemur Close Encounter special. Our two male Black and White Ruffed Lemurs will come down to your seat in their habitat and pluck grapes out of your hand while you get to feel 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. 

Wellington Zoo is home to two species of Lemur. This Close Encounter lets you get up close to our two male Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, Kamory and Ankari. 

Lemur Close Encounter details

Age: 6 years old and up. If you're between 6 and 13 years you'll need to have someone 14 years or over (booked and paid) with you on the Close Encounter.  

Time: 3.15pm every day. Participants must arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of their scheduled Encounter time.

Cost: $99 per person including free Zoo entry.

10% discount for all Zoo Crew members. 

Participants: Maximum of 4 people per Encounter. Enclosed shoes must be worn.

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. If your first choice Close Encounter isn't available, click here to check the availability of our other experiences.

Terms and Conditions: Full terms and conditions for this experience are available on the booking page.