Meet The Animals at ZSL London Zoo

Meet the Giraffes

Our amazing Meet the Animals experiences make a day out at ZSL London Zoo even more memorable.

Get the chance to get up close to our animals whilst in the company of one of our experienced and knowledgeable zoo keepers!

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 can choose from four amazing experiences: Meet the Giraffes, Meet the Meekats, Meet the Monkeys, Meet the Penguins                                         

  

Book a Meet the Animals experience

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 two people.

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KEEPER FOR A DAY

Our amazing Keeper for a Day experiences give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with some of ZSL’s most popular animals. Get a unique insight into the day-to-day life of our keepers. 

Your experience includes:

  • A variety of animal encounters and mucking out activities
  • Led by a friendly and experienced Zoo Keeper Host
  • Complimentary lunch and refreshments
  • Exclusive Keeper for a Day t-shirt and ZSL Experiences Bag
  • 20% discount off general admission tickets for friends and family

 

JUNIOR KEEPER FOR A DAY

Animal highlights

  • Giraffes
  • Small Primates
  • Llamas/Donkeys/Alpaca
  • Meerkats
  • Coatis

At ZSL London Zoo on the Junior Keeper for a Day experience 11-15 year olds can expect to work with a variety of species who live at the Zoo. It's a great experience for budding keepers to get an exclusive glimpse of what really goes on in a keeper's day at the world's most famous Zoo

Call our team on 0344 225 1826 to book or find more information here

 

Meet the Giraffes experience at ZSL London ZooMeet the Giraffes


Come eye-to-eye with the world’s tallest animal with our special Meet the Giraffes experience.

£54 per person

Enjoy hand feeding our giraffes an afternoon snack with an expert zoo keeper on hand to tell you about our all-girl giraffe group, Ellish, Margaret and Mollie, along with some amazing giraffe facts.  


Meet the Giraffes experience includes:

  • Meet and hand-feed our giraffes
  • Meet an expert zoo keeper and discover more about our giraffes 
  • Kept to a maximum of six participants so you get quality time with the giraffes and zoo keeper

Please note that admission to ZSL London Zoo is not included and must be purchased separately. 
 

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What to expect on the day

This 20 minute VIP experience begins with a health and safety briefing from our expert zoo keeper who, depending on weather, will then take you inside the giraffe house or to our special VIP giraffe observation deck, which brings you head to head with our giraffe. You will then help our zoo keeper hand feed the giraffe whilst learning more about this amazing species.

There will be a maximum of six people taking part in the experience, giving you lots of time with the giraffes and zoo keeper.

Tip: You will have plenty of opportunity to take some fantastic photographs so don’t forget to bring your camera!   
 

Is this experience suitable for me?

Meet the Giraffes is available for adults and children over the age of 3 years old and at least 3-foot in height; however children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult who also has a valid Meet the Giraffes experience ticket. 

This experience is wheelchair accessible and guests with carers can get a carer ticket which lets carers enter the VIP area free of charge, but carers will not participate in the experience. To get a carer ticket please call 0344 225 1826.

Please note that pregnant or nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate for health and safety reasons.


Availability

  • Meet the Giraffes takes place at 2pm, Monday – Sunday all year round


Price

  • £54 per person

Please note: ZSL members receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please call us to book on 0344 225 1826 or email experienceenquiries@zsl.org


How to book

  • Book online here
  • Call us on 0344 225 1826

We also offer Meet the Giraffes as a gift voucher. Please visit our online shop here to book as a gift for someone.   
 

Know Before You Book Meet the Giraffes


Know before you book

Important information before booking your Meet the Giraffes experience:

  • Admission to the zoo is not included and must be purchased separately
  • Participants must be 3 years of age or older and at least 3 feet tall to take part
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult guardian – each adult must also have a valid Meet the Giraffes ticket. No more than 2 children per adult
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate
  • Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer. Accompanying carers can enter the VIP area free of charge but will not participate in the experience. Carers will need to get a carer ticket. Please call 0344 225 1826
  • Wheelchair access is available for this experience. For more information please discuss with us when you book
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience
  • The experience itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice
  • Please arrive on time, we advise guests arrive at least 10 minutes before the experience begins
  • Your ticket will be forfeit if you turn up to the experience late or cancel within 14 days of your reservation
  • The experience can take place indoors and outdoors so is not affected by the weather
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

If you have any questions about booking please feel free to contact us.

 

2018 Dates and Prices

Dates

Meet the Giraffes takes place at 2pm, Monday – Sunday all year round

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Price

£54 per person


Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here

Meet the meerkats, children in with the meerkatsMeet the Meerkats


Meet our inquisitive meerkat family whilst feeding them their favourite snacks.

£54 per person

Go inside the meerkats' home and watch as they scamper around you whilst searching for their food.

An expert zoo keeper will be on hand to answer all your questions about these charismatic animals!


Meet the Meerkats experience includes:

  • Meet and feed our family of meerkats
  • Discover amazing facts about the species
  • Opportunity to ask our expert keeper any questions you have about our meerkats
  • Kept to a maximum of six participants so you get quality time with the meerkats and zoo keeper

Please note that admission to ZSL London Zoo is not included and must be purchased separately. 

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What to expect on the day

This 20 minute VIP experience begins with a health and safety briefing from our expert zoo keeper who will then take you inside the meerkat enclosure. You will then help our zoo keeper feed the meerkats whilst learning more about these adorable animals.

There will be a maximum of six people taking part in the experience, giving you lots of time with the meerkats and zoo keeper.

Tip: You will have plenty of opportunity to take some fantastic photographs so don’t forget to bring your camera!   

 

 

Is this experience suitable for me?

Meet the Meerkats is available for adults and children over the age of 5 years old; however children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult who also has a valid Meet the Meerkats experience ticket. 

Meerkats are only 12 inches tall so in order to get up close seating in the exhibit is very low. Meerkats are also very good diggers so their home is full of holes and uneven surfaces. For these reasons guests must have good mobility and the experience is not wheelchair accessible.

Guests with carers can get a carer ticket which lets carers enter the meerkat enclosure free of charge, but carers will not participate in the experience. To get a carer ticket please call 0344 225 1826.

Please note that pregnant or nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate for health and safety reasons.


Price

  • £54 per person

Please note: ZSL members receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please call us to book on 0344 225 1826 or email experienceenquiries@zsl.org


How to book

  • Book online here
  • Call us on 0344 225 1826


Know before you book

Important information before booking your Meet the Meerkats experience:

  • Admission to the zoo is not included and must be purchased separately
  • Participants must be 5 years of age or older 
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult guardian – each adult must also have a valid Meet the Meerkats ticket. No more than 2 children per adult
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate
  • Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer. Accompanying carers can enter the meerkat enclosure free of charge but will not participate in the experience. Carers will need to get a carer ticket. Please call 0344 225 1826
  • Unfortunately wheelchair access is not available for this experience and guests must have good mobility 
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience
  • The experience takes place outdoors so please check the weather on the day of your visit and dress accordingly 
  • The experience itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice
  • Please arrive on time, we advise guests arrive at least 10 minutes before the experience begins
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

If you have any questions about booking please feel free to contact us.

2018 Dates and Prices


Dates

Meet the Meerkats takes place at 1:30pm, Monday – Sunday all year round

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Price

£54 per person


Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here

 

Meerkats at ZSL London Zoo

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Meet the Penguins experience at ZSL London Zoo

Meet the Penguins

Get up close to our colony of Humboldt penguins with a special Meet the Animals experience at ZSL London Zoo. 

 

£54 per person

This experience gives you special access to a VIP area inside Penguin Beach, where our penguins will waddle over to meet you.

An expert zoo keeper will be on hand throughout the experience to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about our penguins.

Your experience

  • Meet and greet with our colony of Humboldt penguins
  • Meet an expert zoo keeper and discover more about this amazing species
  • Opportunity to ask our expert keeper questions about the colony
  • Kept to a maximum of six participants so you get quality time with the penguins and zoo keeper

Please note that admission to ZSL London Zoo is not included and must be purchased separately. 

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

 

What to expect on the day

This 20 minute experience begins with a health and safety briefing from our friendly zoo keeper who will then take you to a special VIP area inside Penguin Beach. Our inquisitive Humboldt penguins will then come over to meet you.

Each one of our penguins has a different personality and our keeper will be on hand to tell you who is who and answer any questions you may have about penguins.

Please note that you will not feed the penguins, they have a special diet which is very smelly and we wouldn't want you smelling bad for the rest of the day! 

There will be a maximum of six people taking part in the experience, giving you lots of time with the penguins and zoo keeper.

Tip: Penguin Beach is different to other beaches, so instead of flip flops we advise guests to wear closed toe footwear for this experience 

 

Meet the Penguins at ZSL London Zoo

 

Is this experience suitable for me?

Meet the Penguins is available for adults and children over the age of 8 years old; however children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult who also has a valid Meet the Penguins experience ticket. 

This experience is wheelchair accessible and guests with carers can get a carer ticket which lets carers enter the VIP area free of charge, but carers will not participate in the experience. To get a carer ticket please call 0344 225 1826.

Please note that pregnant or nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate for health and safety reasons.


Availability

  • Meet the Penguins takes place daily at 1:50pm, Monday – Sunday from October through to July. 


Price

  • £54 per person

Please note: ZSL members receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please call us to book on 0344 225 1826 or email experienceenquiries@zsl.org


How to book

  • Book online here
  • Call us on 0344 225 1826

We also offer Meet the Penguins as a gift voucher. Please visit our online shop here to book as a gift for someone.  


Know before you book

Important information before booking your Meet the Penguins experience:

  • Admission to the zoo is not included and must be purchased separately
  • Participants must be 8 years of age or older
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult guardian – each adult must also have a valid Meet the Penguins ticket. No more than 2 children per adult
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate
  • Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer. Accompanying carers can enter the VIP area free of charge but will not participate in the experience. Carers will need to get a carer ticket. Please call 0344 225 1826
  • Wheelchair access is available for this experience. For more information please discuss with us when you book
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience
  • The experience itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice
  • Please arrive on time, we advise guests arrive at least 10 minutes before the experience begins
  • The experience takes place outdoors so please check the weather on the day of your visit and dress accordingly 
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

If you have any questions about booking please feel free to contact us.

2018 Dates and Prices

Dates

Meet the Penguins takes place daily at 1:50pm, Monday – Sunday 

Please note this experience is not available during August and September. 

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Price

£54 per person


Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here

Penguin Beach

You can also meet:

Meet the RainforestMeet the Monkeys, Rainforest Experience 

Enter our living rainforest and meet our monkeys (and maybe a sleepy sloth!)

£54 per person

An expert zoo keeper will guide you onto the rainforest floor to hand-feed the monkeys and see what other species you can spot including sloths, tortoises and bats!

Your experience

  • Meet and hand-feed our monkeys in Rainforest Life
  • Discover more about the amazing species that call Rainforest Life home
  • Opportunity to ask our zoo keeper questions about our rainforest residents
  • Kept to a maximum of six participants so you get quality time with the monkeys and zoo keeper


Please note that admission to ZSL London Zoo is not included and must be purchased separately. 

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What to expect on the day

This 20 minute VIP experience begins with a health and safety briefing from our friendly zoo keeper who will then take you inside the Rainforest Life exhibit to the rainforest floor.  You will then help our zoo keeper hand feed the monkeys whilst learning more about all the different species that call our living rainforest home, including tamarin and red titi monkeys, sloths, bats and tamandua.

There will be a maximum of six people taking part in the experience, giving you lots of time with the monkeys and zoo keeper.

Tip: You will have plenty of opportunity to take some fantastic photographs so don’t forget to bring your camera!   

 


Is this experience suitable for me?

Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest is available for adults and children over the age of 6 years old; however children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult who also has a valid Meet the Monkeys experience ticket. 

The exprience takes place on the rainforest floor which has uneven surfaces so unfortunately this experience is not wheelchair accessible and guests must have good mobility. 

Guests with carers can get a carer ticket which lets carers enter the meerkat enclosure free of charge, but carers will not participate in the experience. To get a carer ticket please call 0344 225 1826.

You will be hand-feeding the monkeys a variety of food which may include nuts. Because of this the experience is not suitable for guests with nut allergies.

Please note that pregnant or nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate for health and safety reasons.


Availability

  • Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest takes place at 2pm, Monday – Sunday all year round


Price

  • £54 per person

Please note: ZSL members receive a 10% discount on this experience. Please call us to book on 0344 225 1826 or email experienceenquiries@zsl.org


How to book

  • Book online here
  • Call us on 0344 225 1826

We also offer Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest as a gift voucher. Please visit our online shop here to book as a gift for someone.  
 

 

Know Before You Book Meet the Monkeys

Know before you book

Important information before booking your Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest experience:

  • Admission to the zoo is not included and must be purchased separately
  • Participants must be 6 years of age or older 
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult guardian – each adult must also have a valid Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest ticket. No more than 2 children per adult
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate
  • Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer. Accompanying carers can enter the meerkat enclosure free of charge but will not participate in the experience. Carers will need to get a carer ticket. Please call 0344 225 1826
  • Unfortunately wheelchair access is not available for this experience and guests must have good mobility 
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for the experience
  • The experience takes place indoors so is not affected by weather
  • The experience itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice
  • Please arrive on time, we advise guests arrive at least 10 minutes before the experience begins
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

If you have any questions about booking please feel free to contact us.

2018 Dates and Prices

Dates

Meet the Monkeys in the Rainforest takes place at 2:00pm, Monday – Sunday all year round

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Price

£54 per person


Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here
 

An emperor tamarin at ZSL London Zoo

You can also meet:

The perfect gift for the animal lover in your life: a Meet the Animals Gift pack. These gift packs include Zoo entry for two people and one Meet the Animals experience for two people. The recipient of the voucher can choose which ZSL Zoo they wish to visit and which Meet the Animals experience they want to take part in (experiences do differ between the two Zoos).

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

There are two types of voucher:

Gift Pack 1 - £125 for two 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 (LZ or WZ), Meet the Penguins (LZ only), Meet the Meerkats (LZ only),  or Meet the Rainforest (LZ only)
  • 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.

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Gift Pack 2 - £165 for two 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.

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