National Zoo & Aquarium

Meet Solo

Cheetah Walk – Accompany Solo on his daily walk through an off-display part of the zoo. Keepers will take you to enjoy the view from Soloโ€™s lookout with lots of opportunity for interactions.

Solo was a rare single birth Cheetah cub, born right here at the National Zoo and Aquarium. Solo was lovingly hand raised by two of our Keepers who took up residence on site during that time.

To make up for Soloโ€™s lack of siblings, they acquired a similarly aged puppy for Solo to play with. Zama is a cross Border Collie/Belgian Malinois, specially selected so that her collie genes give her the energy and determination to try to keep up with the fastest land animal on earth, while retaining the companionship, loyalty and intelligence of the Malinois genes. As Solo matured he was wanting to spend more time by himself so Zama has since moved on to a loving home.


Please note – participants for this encounter must meet our terms & conditions. Read more


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Cheetah Walk


Walk Days Everyday
Walk time 11:15am
Walk duration 40 minutes
Maximum people per walk 4 people
Cost $175 per person weekdays or $200 weekend and public holidays
Zoo Entry Fee Free
Minimum Age 16 years
Minimum Height 150 cm
Walk Voucher Buy a gift card here
Restrictions Please see Meet a Cheetah Terms & Conditions
Questions? Please see our FAQs
Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

We are open every day except Christmas day 9.30am until 5.00pm

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