Welcome to Wild Animal Encounters

Ben Britton and a Cheetah

Wild Animal Encounters is located in the beautiful Hawkesbury, one hour north west of Sydney, Australia.

Our Conservation Centre focuses on the preservation and conservation of wild cats of the world, including African Serval, Caracal and the endangered Cheetah. As well as providing sanctuary to a variety of endangered primate and exotic reptile species.


Wild Animal Encounters is not government funded, we rely largely on donations and the support of the public and community via our registered not-for-profit foundation. Our WAE Foundation is listed on the Department of Environment’s Register of Environmental Organisations. Every donation is tax deductible in Australia.


Private Tours of our Centre can be arranged by appointment, with bookings available from Wednesday through to Saturday each week.
These private tours offer the unique opportunity to meet some of our amazing animal ambassadors as you go behind the scenes of our conservation breeding programs.


Learn about the conservation work being carried out by the WAE Foundation and how you can get involved.