Meet The Animals At ZSL Whipsnade 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 Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo

Whether feeding our giraffes or meeting one of our elephants, 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 voucher.

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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

 

Participant feeding an Asian Rhino

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

 

 

Asian elephant at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Meet the Elephants

Come face-to-face with the largest residents at the Zoo, the amazing Asian elephant, with this special Meet the Elephants experience.

 

Dates for April 2022 to beginning of September 2022 are now available to book.

Please check back in the summer for Meet the Elephants tickets for September to December 2022. 

£99 per person

This once in a lifetime opportunity lets you go behind the scenes at our amazing elephant house where you will get the chance to feed an elephant and find out all about our herd from an expert keeper. 

 

Meet the Elephants experience includes:

  • Meet and feed an Asian elephant
  • Meet an expert elephant keeper and discover more about our herd

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

 

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We're still encouraging visitors to continue wearing a mask when taking part in our Meet the Elephants experience.

 

What to expect on the day

This 20 minute VIP experience begins with a health and safety briefing from our elephant keeper who will then take you behind the scenes at our state of the art Centre for Elephant Care. You will then help our zookeeper feed an elephant whilst learning more about our herd. There will be a maximum of six people taking part in the experience, giving you lots of time with the elephant and zookeeper.

Tip: Please be aware that spectators are not permitted access to the behind the scenes area, however parts of the experience can be viewed from the indoor viewing area in the Centre for Elephant Care.


 

Know before you book

Important information before booking your Meet the Elephants 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  – each adult must also have a valid Meet the Elephants 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 behind the scenes area free of charge but will not participate in the experience. 
  • Wheelchair access is available for this experience. 
  • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information


Availability

  • Meet the Elephants takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays, with the exception of Easter Holidays, May Half Term and the Summer Holidays when the experience is available Monday to Friday.
  • Please check your ticket closely for the start time of the experience. 


Price

  • £99 per person

Please note: ZSL Gold members, Fellows and Patrons receive a 10% discount on this experience. If you are part of the ZSL family, use discount code MTAMem10 at checkout and your 10% discount will automatically be applied when logging in with the email address registered to your membership. Having trouble booking? Please call us to book on 0344 225 1826 or email experienceenquiries@zsl.org.

 

     

    Dates and Prices

    Dates

    Meet the Elephants takes place on Mondays and Tuesdays, with the exception of Easter Holidays, May Half Term and the Summer Holidays when the experience is available Monday to Friday. 

    Price

    £99 per person

     

    Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here


    Asian elephant

    Visual Story

    Would you find a Visual Story helpful to support your Meet the Elephants experience? Please download one here.

    You can also meet:

    Mum and son feeding the giraffes for Meet the Giraffes experience

     

    Get up close to the world's tallest animals with this special Meet the Giraffes experience.

     

    Dates for May 2022 to beginning of September 2022 are now available to book.

    Please check back in the summer for Meet the Giraffes tickets for September and October 2022.

    £54 per person

    Enjoy feeding our giraffes their lunch whilst an expert zoo keeper tells you about our giraffe herd, as well as some fascinating giraffe facts.

    Meet the Giraffes experience includes:

    • Meet and feed our giraffes
    • Meet an expert zoo keeper and discover more about our giraffes 

     

    BOOK NOW

    We're still encouraging visitors to  continue wearing a mask when taking part in our Meet the Giraffes experience.

    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 to our special giraffe feeding area, which takes you up close to our giraffe herd. You will then help our zoo keeper hand feed the giraffe whilst learning more about this amazing species. There will be a maximum of four people taking part in the experience, giving you lots of time with our giraffes and zoo keeper.

    Important information to know before you book

    • 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. Each participant must also have a valid Meet the Giraffes ticket. No more than 2 children per adult
    • Pregnant or nursing mothers 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. 
    • Wheelchair access is available for this experience.
    • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

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


    Availability

    • Meet the Giraffes takes place at 12:00pm, daily from late April through to October. 


    Price

    • £54 per person

    Please note: ZSL Gold members, Fellows and Patrons receive a 10% discount on this experience. If you are part of the ZSL family, your 10% discount will automatically be applied when logging in with the email address registered to your membership. Having trouble booking? 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 for someone. 

    Dates and Prices

    Dates

    Meet the Giraffes takes place at 12:00pm, daily from late April through to October. 

    Book now >


    Price

    £54 per person


    Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here

    Visual Story:

    Would you find a visual story helpful to support your Meet the Giraffes experience? Please download one here.
     

    Giraffes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
    You can also meet:

    Meet the Tigers

    Amur tiger at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo


    Get up close and feed one of the world's most renowned big cats, the Amur tiger, with a special Meet the Tigers experience.

     

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    £84 per person

    This is a once in a lifetime experience to meet and feed a beautiful Amur tiger. Hosted by an expert zoo keeper, you'll get a unique insight into the life of an Amur tiger and the chance to ask questions about these incredible animals. 
     

    Please note: Children MUST be over the age of 12 years old to participate and must be accompanied by a participating adult (maximum 2 children per adult)

    Important information about your experiences:

    Due to current Covid 19 Health and Safety guidance it is mandatory for you to wear a facemask to take part in this experience. We recommend that you bring one with you for your visit. Unfortunately if you are unable to wear a facemask due to being on the list of current government exemptions we are unable to allow you to take part in our Meet the Tigers experience at this time. This is to ensure both your safety and that of our animals.

    Meet the Tigers experience includes:

    • Meet and feed an Amur tiger
    • Meet an expert zoo keeper and discover more about our tigers

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

     

    BOOK NOW


    What to expect on the day

    This 20 minute VIP experience begins with a health and safety briefing from our expert zoo keeper. You will then help our zoo keeper feed an Amur tiger whilst learning more about these amazing animals. There will be a maximum of four people taking part in the experience, giving you lots of time with the tiger and zoo keeper.

    Tip: Meet the Tigers takes place behind the scenes and due to the small group size, spectators are not permitted access to this area.

    Important information to know before you book

    • Admission to the zoo is not included and must be purchased separately.
    • Participants must be 12 years of age or older 
    • Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult guardian – each adult must also have a valid zoo entry ticket. No more than 2 children per adult
    • Pregnant or nursing mothers cannot participate
    • Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer. Accompanying carers can enter the behind the scenes area free of charge but will not participate in the experience. 
    • Wheelchair access is not available for this experience. For more information please discuss with us when you book
    • Please see our full terms and conditions for more information

     

    Availability 

    • Meet the Tigers takes place at 11am on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year. 


    Price

    • £84 per person

    Please note: ZSL Gold members, Fellows and Patrons receive a 10% discount on this experience. If you are part of the ZSL family, use discount code MTAMem10 at checkout and your 10% discount will automatically be applied when logging in with the email address registered to your membership. Having trouble booking? 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 Tigers as a gift voucher for someone.

    Dates and Prices

    Dates

    Meet the Tigers takes place at 11am on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the year.  

    Book now >


    Price

    £84 per person


    To book call 0344 225 1826 or book online here

    Visual Story

    Would you find a Visual Story helpful to support your Meet the Tigers experience? Please download one here.

    An Amur tiger at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

    You can also meet: