Your chance to go behind the scenes!

Travel around the zoo with our dedicated keepers to meet animals from the around the world! You’ll meet fascinating sealions and inquisitive penguins and many more! 


Animals included until the 30th September 2019:

Sealions & Penguins:

  • Have the amazing opportunity to see a close up training demo with our Sealions!
  • Feed our adorable Penguins and hear about their fun shenanigans.

Lemurs & other primates:

  • Step inside the awesome Madagascan world of Lemurs and leap into action to assist the keepers.
  • Assist one of the primate keepers in encouraging natural behaviours such as feeding and foraging.

Hyenas & Cheetah:

  • Venture behind the scenes to meet one of the world’s most misunderstood animals the Spotted Hyenas.
  • Meet the speedy Cheetahs and hear about the work we do to ensure the survival of this species in the wild.

Animals included from the 1st October 2019:

Sealions & Penguins:

  • Have the amazing opportunity to see a close up training demo with our Sealions!
  • Feed our adorable Penguins and hear about their fun shenanigans.

Tigers & Pygmy Hippos:

  • Meet the Amur Tigers and hear about the role we play in conserving this highly endangered species.
  • Help prepare a healthy snack for our amazing pygmy hippos.

Giraffe & Red River Hog:

  • Stand and look up at the tallest animals at the zoo while offering the Giraffes some tasty food!
  • Meet our family of red river hogs and learn more about their personalities.

Don’t forget to collect your special souvenir pack from the Experience Office at the end of the day!

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