Feed the Great Apes

Help the Great Ape keepers deliver daily enrichment to the gorillas! Learn about our Great Apes and all the fun and creative activities keepers provide for these intelligent animals to encourage their natural behaviors. Then you can help toss these goodies to the gorillas in their outdoor habitat and make their day! Learn more about what you can do to help save gorillas in the wild! Please note that for the safety of the animals, guests will be asked to wear gloves and a mask when in contact with their food. Proceeds from you Ape Enrichment Experience support the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center.

$129 per group

  • Maximum 6 people per group. (Input 1 for the quantity)
  • Meet at the Member & Guest Services office.
  • Located at the outdoor exhibits of the Great Ape Building.
  • One-on-one with Great Ape Keeper(s).
  • Seasonal: May - October and weather dependent.
  • Available Everyday
  • Experience starts at 10:30 AM. (Please arrive 15 minutes early)
  • Minimum age: none
  • Tickets may be purchased up until 10:15am same day of desired feeding.
  • Feeding is with gorillas and not orangutans due to the social dynamics of when we feed.
  • Utah’s Hogle Zoo reserves the right to cancel any encounter without prior notice and animal participation cannot be guaranteed.
  • Late arrivals will not be accommodated.
  • If purchased as a gift, it must be redeemed within 365 days after date of purchase.

Price DOES NOT include zoo admission
To purchase your admission tickets click HERE

All these encounters, plus more not listed here, are included as an Explorer Encounter for members of the Zoo Explorer Society. Call Mackenzie Turner at 801-584-4546 to learn more or join.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICIES: After registration is confirmed, Utah's Hogle Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit, no-substitution policy. If you are unable to attend, please consider your payment a tax-deductible donation.
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