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Mischievous Meerkats



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Times: 10:00am, 3:00pm

Price: $79.00

Book This Encounter

Australia Zoo is thrilled to introduce our newest members of the Africa family - an adorable mob of meerkats!

This encounter gets you in and up close with this playful group of girls so you can see how clever and busy they are in their brand new adventure area! With our knowledgeable and friendly keepers right there to answer any questions, you will learn all about these gorgeous African natives.


Available 7 days at 10.00am and 3:00pm

$79 per person. Guests must have a valid Zoo entry ticket.
Minimum age 6 years (all children 6 & 7 years old must be accompanied by a paying, participating adult).
Maximum of 4 people per encounter.
Booking cut off time is 9:30am and 2:30pm.
Includes one Australia Zoo gift per person.
Discounted photos packages are available for an extra cost or guests can take their own photos.
Meerkat Encounter is subject to the weather. If encounter is cancelled a full refund will be given.
Australia Zoo reserves the right to change or cease the encounter if required for animal well-being.
Pre booked guests must check in at the Information Desk no later than 9:30am for the 10am encounter or 1pm for the 3:00pm encounter.


Includes one Australia Zoo gift per person.
Participants must wear enclosed shoes and have good mobility.


Terms and Conditions

1. This encounter is available to guests aged 6 years and over. Children aged 6 & 7 years old must be accompanied by a paying, participating adult.
2. Guests must check in at the Information Desk no later than 9:30am for the 10am encounter or 1pm for the 3:00pm encounter.
3. 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 a Australia Zoo Photo Gift
4. Wheelchair bound guests may be able to participate in this encounter. To enquire about booking please contact the Australia Zoo Information Desk via email ( or 07 5436 2002.
5. It is advised that guests wear full shouldered clothing as the Meerkats may climb onto your shoulders and head.

6. Enclosed, suitable footwear must be worn.

7.Please be aware that guests are required to handle live mealworms in this encounter.


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. Enclosed flat footwear must be worn during the encounter.
5. All participants must follow all instructions given by the handlers.
6. Participants must have reasonable motor skills.
7. Each guest must be able to understand English or have a paying participating interpreter with them.
8. Please ensure that your hands are clean prior to commencement of experience.
9. Participants may be asked to cease the encounter at any time for whatever reason at the handler's discretion
10. Australia Zoo reserves the right to refuse any person to participate for safety or other reasons.
11. All interaction will be instigated by the animals.
12. Guests must be aware they may be filmed during experiences for media purposes, please see Indemnity & Release information provided.
13. Australia Zoo does not take any responsibility for any injuries that are received. First Aid will be called if required.
14. All encounters are subject to change without notice.

*Please alert staff if you have any serious allergies.

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