SAVE £25 on Keeper Shadowing Experience this summer!

In celebration of our 60th birthday, we are giving you the opportunity to SAVE £25 on Keeper Shadowing Experiences when booked to take place from 22nd July to 3rd September 2023!*
*Terms and conditions apply.

Get closer to your favourite species and learn more from our Animal Care Team! This is the perfect experience for anyone who is passionate about the animal kingdom! Offering you the chance to enjoy a personal experience with your favourite species from our selected Shadowing Experiences, this makes a great gift for a loved one or simply a treat for yourself.

Keeper Shadowing for ONE person:
WAS £85
NOW £60

Keeper Shadowing for TWO people:
WAS £145
NOW £120

What’s Included:

  • A private half hour close up experience with your chosen animal and a member of the Animal Care Team
  • A refreshment voucher
  • A souvenir gift
  • Complimentary entry to the zoo for the whole day

Offer not valid on Gift Vouchers or in conjunction with Passholder discount. Offer not valid on existing experience bookings in this timeframe.

NEW Hippo – Go behind the scenes to our private experience area and prepare enrichment for these friendly semi-aquatic mammals.

NEW Komodo Dragon – Prepare enrichment for this incredible species and watch as they stalk around their habitat using a fantastic sense of smell.

Aardvark – Meet these nocturnal African animals as they captivate you with their mysterious lifestyle.

Armadillo – Meet a favourite amongst keepers and visitors alike, Gomez and Allie the Hairy Armadillos.

Elephant – Go behind the scenes and learn more about these gentle giants.

Giraffe – Meet these towering characters and see how you measure up.

Hyena – Meet these curious carnivores and hear about the important role they play out in the wild.

Lemur – Meet this excitable bunch as they leap and jump around.

Mandrill – Go behind the scenes and meet our colourful troop full of mischief.

Meerkat – Meet our group as they scurry around, foraging or standing on sentry duty.

Penguin – Go behind the scenes and meet these waddling birds as they show off their swimming skills.

Rainforest – Meet our Coppery Titi Monkeys, Marmosets and Tamarins. Our Sloths and Tamanduas may also been seen (this cannot be guaranteed).

Rhino – Meet these gentle giants with enormous personalities which you are bound to adore.

Sea Lion – Watch as these intelligent marine mammals leave you fascinated with their skills.

Tiger – Go behind the scenes and meet these stripy felines.

Tortoise – Meet these prehistoric giants which are one of the largest reptile species in the world.
This experience is for 1 or 2 participants. Please select one of the BOOK NOW buttons above which will take you to the relevant booking page.
All Keeper Shadowing Experiences consist of a private 30 minute experience with your chosen animal and a member of the Animal Care Team.

Experience Start Times:
NEW Hippos – 12.30pm on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays only (Only available until 30th September 2023)
NEW Komodo Dragon – 12.30pm on Sundays only
Aardvark – 12:30pm on Thursdays and Sundays only
Armadillo – 3:00pm
Elephant – 3:00pm
Giraffe – 10:00am
Hyena – 12:00pm
Lemur – 12:30pm
Mandrill – 12:00pm
Meerkat – 12:30pm
Penguin – 10:30am
Rainforest – 10:30am
Rhino – 10:00am
Sea Lion – 3:30pm
Tiger – 11:30am
Tortoise – 12:00pm

Only selected Keeper Shadowing Experiences take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays including Giraffe, Lemur, Meerkat, Penguin and Rhino. All other Keeper Shadowing Experiences take place on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only (excluding Hippo, Komodo Dragon and Aardvark).

You will be required to check in with our Experience Team at least 10 minutes prior to the experience start time.

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