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adopt an animal Australia Zoo Events group experiences

Times: 9:30am

Price: $99.00

Book This Encounter

Our new cheetah cub is waiting to meet you so come and see this cutie's infectious grin for yourself. Spend time with our new cub and his handler but beware - he may just steal your heart!

He won't stay little for long so book now.



$99.00 per person
Includes one free 6x8" photo per person
Admission not included
Only available to guests who are 10 years of age and above. 10-14 year olds MUST be accompanied by a PAYING participating adult


Runs once daily at 9.30am
4 guests maximum per encounter


Bookings can be made in advance online or by calling 07 5436 2002. You can also book on the day (subject to availability) at the Information & Tour Desk by the latest 9.15am.


Participants must wear enclosed shoes and have good mobility.



Terms and Conditions

1. The encounter is available to guests aged 10 years and over. Children aged 10-14yrs must be accompanied by a paying, participating adult.
2. Allergy Warning - Seafood is commonly used as ‘treat' item for the cub. Guests with any food allergies to this item are not permitted to participate for health and safety reasons.
3. Enclosed, suitable footwear is required.
4. Clothing should not be overly baggy or frilly. No flowing skirts or dresses allowed.
5. No personal items are to be taken into the enclosures with the exception of a camera. An Australia Zoo photographer will be present to capture the action. Photos are available to purchase at the Fuji Photo Lab. Included with this encounter is an Australia Zoo 6x8" Photo. You can take photos of the cub playing, after the professional photographer leaves the enclosure.
6. Guests must check in at the Information Desk no later than 9.15am.
7. The enclosure is not accessible for wheelchairs.
8. The encounter may be postponed or cancelled in times of inclement weather.

9. As a health precaution, you are required to sanitise your hands and spray the soles of your shoes prior to entering the enclosure. This will be supplied by Australia Zoo.

General Animal Encounter Terms and Conditions
1. Entry is not included; guests must have a valid Zoo entry to participate in any encounters.
2. If you do not show or are late to the experience the fee will NOT be refunded.
3. Cancellation within 48 hours will result in forfeiture of 50% of the full fee.
4. All participants must follow all instructions given by the handlers.
5. Participants must have good basic motor skills and reasonable intellectual abilities.
6. Each guest must be able to understand English or have a paying participating interpreter with them.
7. Participants may be asked to cease the encounter at any time for whatever reason at the handler's discretion
8. Australia Zoo reserves the right to refuse any person to participate for safety or other reasons.
9. All interaction will be instigated by the animal.
10. Guests must be aware they may be filmed during experiences for media purposes, please see Indemnity & Release information provided.
11. Australia Zoo does not take any responsibility for any injuries that are received. First Aid will be called if required.
12. All encounters are subject to change without notice.


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