Chimpanzee Encounters

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Get up close and personal with our beautiful, but cheeky chimpanzee family! 

Experience a back of house tour, see where they sleep and additional play areas, watch a training session and their daily health checks.  Our experienced primate keepers will share with you wonderful stories about our troop, while explaining all the details around the importance of training and husbandry routines. 

If the cheeky chimps are behaving, you may even get to feed them through the mesh! 

Please note, for safety reasons, there is no contact with chimpanzees on this encounter.

Please also note, in the event of Covid-19 cases in the CQ region, all chimpanzee encounters will be cancelled and a full refund will be provided. This is due to the fact that chimpanzees can catch Covid-19, and it would pose a serious risk to their health.


Experience duration:

Approximately 40 minutes (including collection and safety brief)

 

Terms and conditions:

  • Participants are to present to the ticket booth at least 15 minutes prior to their encounter time. Parking is limited in school holidays so please ensure you allow sufficient time. The encounter will commence at the scheduled start time of 12.15pm.
  • All participants, including children, must be able to speak and understand English or have a translator, who is a paying participant, accompany them.
  • There is a maximum of 4 participants per Chimpanzee Encounter.
  • For safety reasons, there is no direct contact with chimpanzees on this encounter.
  • The minimum age limit is 12 years old, with participants under the age of 15 accompanied by a paying adult. Rockhampton Zoo reserves the right to request proof of age.
  • Only paying participants will be allowed to enter the Chimpanzee Encounter.
  • There is no guarantee of the animals’ level of interaction, contact or photo opportunities. The encounter is entirely at the animals’ discretion as to their level of interaction. Some species will have no physical contact due to safety considerations e.g. chimpanzees.
  • Animal encounters may be photographed or filmed for media purposes and participants consent to Rockhampton Regional Council using these images and footage at its discretion, including for promotional purposes, without compensation.
  • Rockhampton Zoo will provide an area for your personal property but will not be responsible for any loss.
  • Prams and strollers cannot be taken into the Chimpanzee Encounter.
  • Photos may be used for personal use only. No commercial use or sale of photographs is permitted.
  • Unfortunately, Chimpanzee Encounters are not accessible to wheelchairs. 

Full Terms and Conditions are available here(PDF, 223KB).

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When

  • Saturday, 26 June 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Thursday, 01 July 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Friday, 02 July 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Saturday, 03 July 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Thursday, 08 July 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Friday, 09 July 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Saturday, 10 July 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Thursday, 15 July 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Friday, 16 July 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Saturday, 17 July 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Thursday, 22 July 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Friday, 23 July 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
  • Saturday, 24 July 2021 | 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM

Location

Meeting place for this encounter is past the chimpanzee enclosure - at the bamboo gate located by the eagle enclosure.

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