Get closer to your favourite species with a Keeper Shadowing Experience!
This is the perfect experience for anyone who is passionate about a particular species of animal! 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.
£85 for ONE person
£145 for TWO people
Passholders taking part in this experience receive a discount of up to £25 per experience.*
*Please note that this discount cannot be applied to purchases made online.
• 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
Please allow at least 48 hours for processing of online application and confirmation before you wish to visit.
Click through to the booking page using the BOOK NOW buttons above to then select your species.
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.
Armadillo and Giant Tortoise shadows open to participants aged 6yrs +
Penguin shadow open to participants aged 5yrs +
Anyone aged 8 – 17yrs taking part in the Keeper Shadow for ONE experience must be accompanied by an adult aged 18yrs or over in a supervisory capacity only. They must have a valid admission ticket or valid Zoo Pass to enter the zoo.
There cannot be two persons under 18yrs participating in the Keeper Shadow for TWO experience. One of the two participants must be aged 18yrs or over.
Experience Start Times:
Aardvark – 12:30pm
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
You will be required to check in with our Experience Team at least 10 minutes prior to the experience start time.