National Zoo & Aquarium

Meet and feed ruby & rocco in a memorable encounter

Go inside the aviary and meet our beautiful Barking Owl siblings, Rocco and Ruby close up. Feed and pat them, and have them fly to you and land on your outstretched arm!

An Encounter at the National Zoo is more than just meeting an amazing animal close-up. You’re joined by a Keeper who works with the animals you are meeting. They will introduce you to your encounter animals, answer any of your questions and teach you about them in the wild.

Owl Encounter
Days Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
Time 2:45pm
Maximum People 2 people
Minimum Age 12 years
Length 15 minutes
Cost $50pp or $80 for 2
Zoo Entry Fee Not included
Booking Book an encounter today
Restrictions Please see Things You Need To Know
Questions? Please see our FAQs
“Barking Owls get their name from the signature dog-like bark they make.”
Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

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

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