The Capybara is the world’s largest rodent and they share similar features with rats, mice and guinea pigs, such as their ever-growing front teeth. One of their notable features is their partially webbed feet, making the Capybara excellent swimmers!
Capybaras are herbivores, eating mostly grass, water plants and vegetables, as well as fruit and tree bark. They are also a herd species, which means they are a very social 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 Capybaras in the wild and why they’re important. They’ll also happily take a photo of you inside the Capybara Habitat, so don’t forget your camera!
Capybara 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: 1.00pm every day (subject to change)
Cost: $99 per person including free Zoo entry.
Participants: Minimum 2 people, maximum 4. Enclosed shoes must be worn.
Duration: 30 minutes
Bookings: Bookings for this Close Encounter will be available in early 2019. You can still buy a Gift Card now, and once bookings open in early 2019 you will be notified.