Meet our Giant Tortoises

Step back in time and meet these prehistoric giants.

Meeting one of the largest reptile species found in the world, you can hear about these fascinating creatures and how they move around their ‘turf’ from their Animal Care Team.

Did you know? The Aldabra giant tortoise is indeed a giant, with individuals reaching over 1 metre in length.

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Armadillo Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1 - 2

Armadillo Experience

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Amur Tiger
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

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Giraffe Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Giraffe Experience

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Lemur Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Lemur Experience

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Mandrill Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Mandrill Experience

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Meerkat Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Meerkat Experience

Scurrying around, foraging or standing on sentry duty, they will be sure to captivate you. Did you know? Meerkat clans,...

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Penguin Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Penguin Experience

Meet the waddling penguins and become part of their ‘huddle’. Their big personalities and social dynamic will leave you...

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Sloth Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Sloth Experience

This is your chance to meet the slowest and sleepiest animals on the planet – the Linne’s two-toed sloth....

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Spotted Hyena Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Spotted Hyena Experience

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White Rhino Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

White Rhino Experience

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