Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters

Get up close and personal.

Want to meet a meerkat, or stand tall with a giraffe? Get up close and personal with a thrilling Animal Encounters experience.

Hippo encounter.
Hippo encounter.

Hippo encounter

Come face to face with one of the Zoo's resident Hippos during this close-up Hippo Encounter. A Zoo Keeper will take you behind the scenes to see and learn more about this iconic African animal.

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Hippo encounter.
Giraffe encounter
Giraffe encounter

Giraffe encounter

Have a close encounter of the tall kind! During this experience you’ll have the opportunity to personally feed and photograph these gentle giants from the Zoo's Giraffe Boardwalk.

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Giraffe encounter
Meerkat encounter
Meerkat encounter

Meerkat encounter

Meerkats scuttling across your lap? Yes please! Step inside the Meerkat habitat with a Zoo Keeper, and take a seat so the curious residents can get a close look at you.

Bookings are essential as places are limited.

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Meerkat encounter
Sumatran Tiger.
Sumatran Tiger.

Big cat encounter

This encounter has been postponed until further notice.

Get up close to a Sumatran Tiger in this heart-racing encounter. You’ll feed this magnificent creature while learning about the species and their plight in the wild.

Sumatran Tiger.