Animals up close - that is the motto that is actively lived in the Görlitz nature conservation zoo! In many corners there is the possibility to feed the animals with feed provided by the zoo, completely free of charge. Many animals can be visited directly in their facilities and the innovative counter design enables encounters at eye level.

However, not every animal species is suitable for keeping in a freely accessible facility. The safety of visitors and the well-being of our animals always have top priority.

In a controlled setting under the care of the zookeeper, however, a lot is possible beyond the "normal zoo visit"! Enter the enclosure of your favorite animal and learn first-hand everything about everyday life and the peculiarities of the protégés! And with a little luck feel a warm, soft fur or a smooth nose ...


The animal encounters take about 30 minutes of your time.
Please understand that our animals always determine how much proximity is good for them.
To give you this exclusive experience, 1 to a maximum of 2 people can participate (minimum age 8 years).
The price per person is plus admission.

For bookings, please use our online booking request at least 2 weeks in advance

Eye in eye with...

Red Pandas

Look deep into the eyes of the stars of the Görlitz animal park and understand why their discoverer Frederic Cuvier thought they were the most beautiful mammals in the world! Have a part in the daily care of the animals and let yourself be carried away into the world of the mountain slopes of the Himalayas ...

Price: 99 € / person plus admission

-  Attention, this animal encounter is only possible from October 1st to April 30th and only during feeding times! -



Eastern gray kangaroos

Take a look behind the scenes and find out what needs to be considered in a modern system design! What do the kangaroos get to eat? How do the noise-sensitive animals spend New Year's Eve? And do you dare to eat out of your hand?

Price: 79 € / person plus admission

Zebra mongoose

... are curious animals! Feed and keep these lively predators together with an animal keeper and let them inspect them. There is much to learn about the special features of the new facility and the group structure of its residents. And how do the animal keepers actually keep an overview of all animals here?

Price: 59 € / person plus admission

Bactrian animals

... can be much more sensitive than their name suggests. Not only are they masters of adapting to life in the semi-desert, but thanks to around 4,500 years of domestication they are also motivated training partners. Learn the basic principles of positive reinforcement with our animal trainer, practice them on our trampled animals and experience the magic of a real dialogue between humans and animals!

Price: 49 € / person plus admission