National Zoo & Aquarium

Meet a cub

Meet our newest addition, beautiful cheetah cub, Solo. A rare single-cub birth, Solo has been hand raised and lives with his best mate Zama, a cross Border Collie/Belgian Malinois.

Choose between 2 different encounters:

Meet a cub – Go inside the enclosure with a Keeper and meet and play with both Solo and Zama (morning or afternoon sessions available), or Cheetah cub walk – Accompany Solo and Zama on their daily 30 minute morning walk with their keepers through the zoo’s pine forest, followed by an encounter with them as they are settled back into their enclosure.

MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL make your booking before 31st  May for a Monday to Friday encounter (outside of school holidays) for a date before 31 August 2018, for just $150 or $270 for 2 people. Or buy a voucher for $150. (Must be redeemed for an experience prior to August 31)  Enter the promo code MD2018 before you select your tickets/vouchers. Not applicable to Cub Walk.
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Or meet a fully grown big cat in our daily Meet a Cheetah encounter

Meet a Cheetah Cub
Walk Days Everyday
Walk time 8.30 am
Walk duration 40 minutes
Maximum people per walk 4 people
Cost From $240 pp
Encounter Days Everyday
Encounter Time From 10.15 am
Encounter duration 15 minutes
Maximum People per encounter 2 people
Cost From $180 pp
Zoo Entry Fee Free
Minimum Age 12 years (until August 31)
Restrictions Please see Things You Need To Know
Questions? Please see our FAQs
Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

Open every day from 9:30am to 5:00pm

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