This particular experience is for adults and children age 10 plus. Some of the other animal encounters (e.g Meerkats, Giant Tortoise, giraffe and kangaroos) are suitable for younger children.
One of the Zoo's Lemur keepers led us to Lemur Island, where we were briefed before entering and asked to wear an apron.
Together with two other couples who'd booked onto the experience too, we were guided 'behind the rope' to begin our wonderful Lemur encounter.
We were introduced to our new furry friends by name as we sat down with our hands underneath us because it is forbidden to touch the Lemurs.
As soon as our bottoms hit the bench, three eager Lemurs jumped on our laps ready to reach out for the Keeper's pre-cut carrot batons. They were incredibly friendly little animals, and an absolute delight to see up close.
One of the two Keepers on duty took plenty of snaps and a video on our smartphones, so now we have plenty of photographic evidence to remind us of our adorable Lemur encounter!
The Ring-tailed Lemur Encounter at Melbourne Zoo
Book in for a Ring-tailed Lemur Encounter or perhaps one of the other animal experiences at Melbourne Zoo, here.
Animal encounters are $32pp (child or adult) or $28.80 for Zoo members.
Where: Melbourne Zoo, Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC
When: Check the website for dates and times as encounters vary for each animal.