Animal Encounters and Experiences at private events

Whether you'd like Dana the lemur to meet guests on arrival, a group of your delegates to feed the giraffes, or a high profile speaker to talk about ZSL's animals and conservation, ZSL London Zoo aims to give your guests a truly unforgettable animal experience!

Call our friendly team on 020 7449 6562, fill in Information Request Form or download our brochure 

An animal encounter with a coati

Animal encounters for zoo visitors
Please click here for more information on our range of experiences for general zoo visitors. The encounters on this page are for private events only.

Animal Encounters for private events
Where else in London can you share a drink with Perry the llama or network with Roo and Liam the meerkats?

Delight your guests by inviting one of our furry, friendly residents to your event with a unique animal encounter. Perfect for meeting your guests on arrival, this first impression sets the mood for your event.

Alternatively, the animals could surprise your guests during a refreshment break. The animals will be accompanied by their keeper, who will speak to your guests about the animal, its species and the habitat it resides in. Animal encounters will last for up to 25 minutes.
Choose from:

  • Winston the skunk,
  • Levi and Wrangler the ferrets,
  • Honey the kinkajou,
  • Roo and Liam the meerkats,
  • Solo the kestrel,
  • Max the eagle owl,
  • Jack or Marion the armadillos,
  • Perry the llama,
  • Acer and Clyde the donkeys or Rudolph, Dancer, Prancer and Blitzen the reindeers!
  • Animal Encounters from £250 - £350

Animal Experiences
For smaller groups of 2-12 guests why not opt for an animal experience? Our animal experiences allow guests to visit an animal enclosure for a unique and interactive activity lasting approximately 25-35 minutes.
The whole group will be able to watch the experience whilst a few lucky volunteers will actually get up close with the animals themselves.

Your guests can:
Feed the giraffes, lemurs or meerkats
Meet and greet the penguins or giant tortoises
For the bravest groups, our newest creepy crawly experience allows you to get closer than you could have ever imagined to stick insects, hissing cockroaches, giant African land snails and red kneed spiders!
Animal Experiences from £250 - £500

Guest Speaker
We can source experts in the field to talk about anything from tiger conservation or gorilla breeding programmes, to include the history of ZSL London Zoo and our effect on the zoological world since 1826. 
Guest speakers from £250

Tour Guide 
Looking to make the most out of your one hour complimentary zoo pass? Our expert tour guides will take your guests on a meaningful and fun animal adventure. 
Tour Guides from £200

Please note we will always aim to book your first choice but due to animal welfare and seasonal schedules this may not always be possible, in such instances we will find a suitable replacement. Please speak to your event coordinator with reference to which animals will be available at the time of your event. All prices exclude vat.