Meet The Animals at ZSL London Zoo

Meet the Giraffes

Make your day out at the zoo even more memorable - Meet one of our incredible animals with one of our expert keepers.

Meet the meerkats, children in with the meerkats

Whether feeding our meerkats or meeting our colony of penguins, your experience is certain to be a fantastic one and will also be contributing to our vital conservation work around the world.

You could also treat a loved one to a Meet the Animals Gift pack. These gift packs include zoo entry and one Meet the Animals experience for 2 people.

The perfect gift for the animal lover in your life, a Meet the Animals Gift pack. These gift packs include zoo entry for 2 people and one Meet the Animals experience for 2 people. The recipient of the voucher can choose which zoo they wish to visit and which Meet the animals experience they want to take part in (experiences do differ between the two zoos, please see here for more details).

Once your order has been placed the voucher will be sent out to the address specified within 5 working days.

There are two types of voucher:

Gift Pack 1 - £125 for 2 people.

Your gift pack includes the following:

  • Two entry tickets to either ZSL London Zoo or ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
  • Two tickets for one Meet the animals experience: you can choose one of the following Meet the Giraffes, Meet the Penguins, Meet the Meerkats, Meet the Outback or Meet the Rainforest
  • Our gift vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
  • Age limits and restrictions do apply for our Meet the Animals experiences. Please see our terms and conditions for more details.

Book Now

Gift Pack 2 - £165 for 2 people.

Your gift pack includes the following:

  • Two entry tickets to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
  • Two tickets for one Meet the animals experience: you can choose one of the following Meet the Lions or Meet the Tigers.
  • Our gift vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
  • Age limits and restrictions do apply for our Meet the Animals experiences. Please see our terms and conditions for more details.

BOOK NOW

 

 

Meet our inquisitive Meerkat family whilst feeding them their favourite snacks. Enter their home and watch them as they scamper around searching for their food. An expert Keeper will be on hand to answer any questions you have about these amazing animals, find out where they are from, why they have black rings around their eyes and how their hierarchy works. By taking part in this experience you will be supporting ZSL’s vital conservation work such as the global fight against illegal wildlife trade.

Meet the meerkats, children in with the meerkats

Times

  • Arrive at meeting point by 12:55 for a 13:00 start
  • Meeting point located outside the Meerkat enclosure in Happy Families (near Rainforest Life)

Ticket prices for 2017

  • £54 per person Mon - Sun

 

BOOK NOW

 

Terms and conditions

  • General admission ticket or valid membership per person must be purchased to be allowed entry into the zoo and take part in the Meet the Meerkats experience.
  • Please listen to the keeper at all times. (Your safety as well as the welfare of all animals is their upmost priority. As such, the keeper can stop the encounter or ask participants to exit the VIP area at any time should they feel necessary.)
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience.
  • Maximum of 6 participants per experience. Children: must be at least 5 years of age and be accompanied by an adult, no more than 2 children per adult. Each adult must also has a valid Meet the Meerkats ticket.
  • Disabilities: Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer who takes full responsibility for the adherence of health and safety and welfare protocols. Accompanying carers can enter the VIP area free of charge but must not participate in the experience. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access available for this experience.
  • Pregnant/ nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate for health and safety reasons.  
  • Cancellations: ZSL reserves the right to alter the experience or cancel on any given day if necessary. We will endeavour to contact you via email at least 24-hours before your visit to notify you of any changes. We recommend checking your emails on the day before your visit in case we have emailed you. If these changes result in you missing the encounter or you are no longer able to attend, please contact us to discuss options. Turning up late will invalidate your ticket and will not be refunded. Bookings cancelled up to 14 days before the date will be eligible for a full refund. Thereafter changes will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ZSL. 

Meet the Animals Gift Pack

The perfect gift for the animal lover in your life - includes zoo entry and a Meet the Animals experience for two.

Enjoy a special VIP outback adventure and leave with a spring in your step meeting our red kangaroos. You will have the opportunity to feed our resident kangaroos and see really how big they are! An expert Keeper will be on hand to answer any questions you have about these amazing animals, find out how high can a kangaroo leap, where they are from and where their joeys live. By taking part in this experience you will be supporting ZSL’s vital conservation work protecting amazing species, just like these ones, around the world.

 

Children feed the red kangaroo as part of the meet the outback encounter

Times

  • Arrive at meeting point 11:50 for a 12:00 start
  • Meeting point located at the entrance to the Outback
  • Minimum participant age 8 years old
     

Ticket prices for 2017

  • £54 per person Mon - Sun

BOOK NOW

 

Terms and conditions

  • General admission ticket or valid membership per person must be purchased to be allowed entry into the zoo and take part in the Meet the Kangaroo Outback experience.
  • Please listen to the keeper at all times. (Your safety as well as the welfare of all animals is their upmost priority. As such, the keeper can stop the encounter or ask participants to exit the VIP area at any time should they feel necessary.)
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience.
  • Maximum of 4 participants per experience.  Children: must be 8 years of age and be accompanied by an adult, no more than 2 children per adult. Each adult must also has a valid Meet the Kangaroo Outback ticket.
  • Disabilities: Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer who takes full responsibility for the adherence of health and safety and welfare protocols. Accompanying carers can enter the VIP area free of charge but must not participate in the experience. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access available for this experience.
  • Pregnant/ nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate for health and safety reasons.  
  • Cancellations: ZSL reserves the right to alter the experience or cancel on any given day if necessary. We will endeavour to contact you via email at least 24-hours before your visit to notify you of any changes. We recommend checking your emails on the day before your visit in case we have emailed you. If these changes result in you missing the encounter or you are no longer able to attend, please contact us to discuss options.
  • Turning up late will invalidate your ticket and will not be refunded.
  • Bookings cancelled up to 14 days before the date will be eligible for a full refund. Thereafter changes will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ZSL. 

Meet the Animals Gift Pack

The perfect gift for the animal lover in your life - includes zoo entry and a Meet the Animals experience for two.

Entering London’s only living rainforest, you will come face-to-face with our cheeky tamarin monkeys, Red TiTi monkeys and may get to see sloths and armadillos. An expert Keeper will be on hand to answer any questions you have about these amazing animals, find out about rainforests, the animals we have living in our rainforest and that 50% of the planets animals live in the rainforest. By taking part in this experience you will be supporting ZSL’s vital conservation work such as protecting incredible rainforest habitats and the animals they are home to. 

Meet the Rainforest

 

Times

  • Arrive at meeting point by 14:20 for a 14:30 start
  • Meeting point located just inside entrance doors to Rainforest Life
     
  • £54 per person Mon - Sun

 

BOOK NOW

 

Terms and conditions

  • General admission ticket or valid membership per person must be purchased to be allowed entry into the zoo and take part in the Meet the Rainforest experience.
  • Please listen to the keeper at all times. (Your safety as well as the welfare of all animals is their upmost priority. As such, the keeper can stop the encounter or ask participants to exit the VIP area at any time should they feel necessary.)
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience.
  • Maximum of 6 participants per experience. Children: must be at least 6 years old and be accompanied by an adult, no more than 2 children per adult. Each adult must also has a valid Meet the Rainforest ticket.
  • Disabilities: Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer who takes full responsibility for the adherence of health and safety and welfare protocols. Accompanying carers can enter the VIP area free of charge but must not participate in the experience. Unfortunately wheelchair access is not available for this experience.
  • Allergies: This experience is not suitable for those suffering from nut allergies.
  • Pregnant/ nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate for health and safety reasons.  
  • Cancellations: ZSL reserves the right to alter the experience or cancel on any given day if necessary. We will endeavour to contact you via email at least 24-hours before your visit to notify you of any changes. We recommend checking your emails on the day before your visit in case we have emailed you. If these changes result in you missing the encounter or you are no longer able to attend, please contact us to discuss options. Turning up late will invalidate your ticket and will not be refunded. Bookings cancelled up to 14 days before the date will be eligible for a full refund. Thereafter changes will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ZSL. 

Meet the Animals Gift Pack

The perfect gift for the animal lover in your life - includes zoo entry and a Meet the Animals experience for two.

You will go eye to eye with our tallest residents! Whilst you feed them an afternoon snack their favourite is browse! An expert Keeper will be on hand to answer any questions you have about these amazing animals, find out how long their tongue is, what they eat and where they come from!

 By taking part in this experience you will be supporting ZSLs vital conservation work which includes the training of next generation conservationists around the world desperately needed to continue protecting the planets amazing animals.

Meet the Giraffes

Times

  • Arrive at meeting point by 13:55 for a 14:00 start
  • March to September Outside Giraffe house
  • October to February Inside Giraffe house

 

Ticket prices for 2017

  • £54 per person Mon - Sun

The meeting point is at the bottom of the viewing platform which is located in the outside area of the giraffe enclosure and overlooks their paddock.

BOOK NOW

 

Terms and conditions

  • General admission ticket or valid membership per person must be purchased to be allowed entry into the zoo and take part in the Meet the Giraffes experience.
  • Please listen to the keeper at all times. (Your safety as well as the welfare of all animals is their upmost priority. As such, the keeper can stop the encounter or ask participants to exit the VIP area at any time should they feel necessary.)
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience.
  • Maximum of 6 participants per experience. Children: must be at least 3 years old and 3-foot in height and be accompanied by an adult, no more than 2 children per adult. Each adult must also has a valid Meet the Giraffes ticket.
  • Disabilities: Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer who takes full responsibility for the adherence of health and safety and welfare protocols. Accompanying carers can enter the VIP area free of charge but must not participate in the experience. Wheelchair access is available for this experience - please let our Supporter Services team know in advance. 
  • Pregnant/ nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate for health and safety reasons.  
  • Cancellations: ZSL reserves the right to alter the experience or cancel on any given day if necessary. We will endeavour to contact you via email at least 24-hours before your visit to notify you of any changes. We recommend checking your emails on the day before your visit in case we have emailed you. If these changes result in you missing the encounter or you are no longer able to attend, please contact us to discuss options. Turning up late will invalidate your ticket and will not be refunded. Bookings cancelled up to 14 days before the date will be eligible for a full refund. Thereafter changes will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ZSL.

Meet the Animals Gift Pack

The perfect gift for the animal lover in your life - includes zoo entry and a Meet the Animals experience for two.

Meet the Penguins experience at ZSL London Zoo
Come and meet our huge family of Humboldt penguins, you may spot one who looks different that’s just our resident rock hopper, Ricky! As you head into Penguin beach you will be able to access Penguin beach, this is an amazing opportunity to see our penguins close up . An expert Keeper will be on hand to answer any questions you have about these amazing animals, find out if all penguins live in cold climates, what makes them a unique bird and how fast they can swim. By taking part in this experience you will be supporting ZSL’s vital conservation work which includes programmes for amazing birds just like these, whose futures are threatened due to habitat loss and climate change.

Times

  • Arrive at meeting point by 13:45 for a 13:50 start
  • Meeting point located at the VIP area at Penguin Beach

Please be aware we are unable to offer this experience during August and September as this is our penguin's moulting season.

Ticket prices for 2017

  • £54 per person Mon - Sun

BOOK NOW

 

Terms and conditions

  • General admission ticket or valid membership per person must be purchased to be allowed entry into the zoo and take part in the Meet the Penguins experience.
  • Please listen to the keeper at all times. (Your safety as well as the welfare of all animals is their upmost priority. As such, the keeper can stop the encounter or ask participants to exit the VIP area at any time should they feel necessary.)
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience.
  • Maximum of 6 participants per experience. Children: must be aged between 8 years and 16 years old and be accompanied by an adult. No more than 2 children per adult. Each adult must also has a valid Meet the Penguins ticket.
  • Disabilities: Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer who takes full responsibility for the adherence of health and safety and welfare protocols. Accompanying carers can enter the VIP area free of charge but must not participate in the experience. Wheelchair access is available for this experience.
  • Pregnant/ nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate for health and safety reasons.  
  • Cancellations: ZSL reserves the right to alter the experience or cancel on any given day if necessary. We will endeavour to contact you via email at least 24-hours before your visit to notify you of any changes. We recommend checking your emails on the day before your visit in case we have emailed you. If these changes result in you missing the encounter or you are no longer able to attend, please contact us to discuss options. Turning up late will invalidate your ticket and will not be refunded. Bookings cancelled up to 14 days before the date will be eligible for a full refund. Thereafter changes will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of ZSL. 

Meet the Animals Gift Pack

The perfect gift for the animal lover in your life - includes zoo entry and a Meet the Animals experience for two.