Rhino encounter experience - Chester Zoo

Rhino Encounter

Our Rhino Encounter offers you the chance to get up close and personal with our magnificent greater one-horned rhinos, making your day at the zoo one you’ll never forget!

From £89 per person

After an introductory briefing you will then have the very special opportunity to meet and feed a magnificent greater one-horned rhino from our exclusive feeding station.

You will also get chance to ask one of our keepers any questions you may have.

By buying this gift, for yourself or for someone else, not only will it be an experience to remember but you will also be contributing to our conservation work both here and around the world helping, to save animals from extinction.

Your Encounter...

...will last approximately 30 minutes and includes:

  • Free admission into the zoo for the participant
  • Complimentary drink
  • The chance to meet and feed one of our greater one-horned rhinoceros from an exclusive feeding station 
  • The opportunity to learn about these beautiful animals and ask our keepers any questions you may have
  • Small gift and experience certificate

The Encounter is available for those aged 18 and over only.

There will be a maximum of two people taking part at any one time.

Members and adopters receive a 10% discount (phone orders only - please call 01244 650281).

How to buy

Availability is limited so we recommend booking early. You can check availability by following the link below. Only one encounter booking can be made per web order.

£89 per person on weekdays

£99 per person on weekends and school holidays

Check availability and book online



Need more info? Check our frequently asked questions.

Terms & Conditions

Buying as a gift?

Be sure to select our gift wrap option and your lucky recipient will receive a snazzy gift wallet with your gift voucher inside and everything they need to know about the encounter (additional charge). You can even personalise the message inside.

Further Information

Regrettably certain guests will be unable to take part including people with relevant phobias or known allergies, pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals.

Whilst every effort is made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality and health and safety this cannot always be achieved; please contact us for advice before purchasing.

If you are considering this encounter for corporate use or to use as a prize, please contact us on 01244 650281, to discuss all your options in more detail.

For more information or to place your order by phone, please call 01244 650281.

If you have a query about our Rhino Encounter, please take a look at our frequently asked questions.

Please see our full terms and conditions.