Its not every day you get to see a platypus close up let alone give one of these unique creatures a tickle! This is a once in a lifetime experience where you will interact one on one with these incredibly playful and affectionate animals up close.
You will go behind the scenes into the World of the Platypus where you will have the opportunity to step into the shallow water of the platypus play pool where its normally the keepers job to play, frolic, tickle and feed our little furry friends. In this unique hands-on experience it will be your turn to be the platypus keeper.
PLEASE NOTE: From 08 November – 20 December 2017 kangaroos cannot be guarantees due to renovation of their new enclosure.
This experience is for a maximum of 2 guests. There will be 1-2 keepers Zoos Victoria reserves the right to fill any tour vacancies.
Pants/shorts preferred. Socks must be worn. Waders provided
As these animals are sensitive to bright light, this experience is conducted in a controlled low light setting which cannot be adjusted. There is to be no flash. There is to be no flash photography during the experience. Bookings must be made at least 5 days in advance.
This experience is not suitable for mobility impaired guests. Zoos Victoria reserves the right to cancel the experience due to an animal welfare issue. Minimum age is 12 years old. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.