Meeting Animals

You would like to get closer to your favourite animal?
Or give someone an exclusive present?
Some wishes can come true at Wilhelma!

Do giraffes fascinate you, and would you like to get nearer to these graceful animals and feed them? Well then, pay these long-necks a visit with their keeper and hear all about what it is like to keep such sensitive animals.

Is it animals that exude the feeling of good-naturedness and easy goingness that appeal to you, that can, however, show plenty of temperament when needed? Then go with the keeper to visit our hippopotamuses, throw them some fruit and peer into the largest "food traps" at Wilhelma!

You don't like hectic, you like to distribute vegetarian delicacies to slow-food gourmets whilst chatting to the keeper about a topsy-turvy life in trees? You're a case for our sloths!

Are you a fan of the little gentlemen in tail coats, did you always want to stroke a penguin and have a whiff of the herring perfume in the penguins' world? Then book a visit to our penguins and let their keeper explain all about life in the colony.

Did you always want to have a snake draped round your neck, gaze deep into its eyes and hear all about looking after these legless beauties? A rendezvous with our boas is just the right thing for you.

Each of these meetings lasts approx. half an hour and costs € 120 (including Value Added Tax). When you have decided on which of the offers to choose, transfer the fee to our Account No. 600 015 17 at Deutsche Bundesbank bank (Bank code no.: BLZ 600 000 00. - IBAN DE70 6000 0000 0060 0015 17, BIC (Swift-Code) MARKDEF 1600), giving the name of the gift recipient and the address to which the gift voucher is to be sent. With this voucher two persons have entrance free of charge to meet an animal. The recipient of the voucher can then contact Wilhelma to fix the exact date and time of the visit (contact: see below).

Contact: Nikola Denkinger tel.: ++49(0)711/5402-131 or e-mail