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Australia Zoo Education Programadopt an animal Australia Zoo animal encounters

Times: 3:00pm

Price: $59.00

Book This Encounter

Wow! How many people ever get the opportunity to get up close to a Binturong...well you can here at Australia Zoo!

What the heck is a Binturong I hear you ask?? With their shaggy black fur, stiff white whiskers and small adorable face you will just fall in love with these unusual looking, adorable creatures.

If you're lucky you may even be able to tempt these sweethearts to eat right out of your hand! Wooo-hoo!


Timing and Days

  • One Binturong encounter is held daily.
  • Encounters run from 3:00pm- 3:15pm. 

Price and Guest Limit

  • $59.00 per person (does not include admission). Admission can be paid on arrival at the Zoo.
  • Minimum age 4 years.
  • Maximum 4 people 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 2:30pm. 


  •  Includes one Australia Zoo gift per person.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions
1. The encounter is available to guests aged 4 years and over. Children under 14 must be accompanied to the enclosure by an adult.
2. Guests must check in at the Information Desk no later than 12:00.
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. The enclosure is not accessible for wheelchairs.

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

*Please alert staff if you have any serious allergies.

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