Meerkats at ZSL London Zoo

They live in families, they stand guard, they babysit... and they can even kill scorpions. Here's our celebration of the popular creatures from the sands of southern Africa's Kalahari Desert.

A meerkat at ZSL London Zoo

Visit our meerkats at ZSL London Zoo


A meerkat at ZSL London Zoo

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Meerkat at ZSL London Zoo

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

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Meet the meerkats, children in with the meerkats

We are excited to be safely reopening this experience from the 21 June 2021, with added safety measures in place.

Meet the Meerkats

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

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:

  • 20 minute 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 four participants so you get quality time with the meerkats and zoo keeper


What to expect on the day

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

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

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

Know before you book

Important information before booking your Meet the Meerkats experience:

  • Masks and gloves must be worn on this experience, including children under 11 years old. You will also be asked to wash your hands with hand sanitiser before commencing the feed. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any exceptions to this requirement. If you have any questions or concerns in relation to this, please contact our customer support team on 0344 225 1826 or by emailing
  • Children must be at least 5 years of age and be accompanied by an adult who must also purchase a Meet the Meerkats experience ticket. There must be no more than 2 children per adult.
  • General admission is not included and must be purchased separately.
  • You must wear appropriate closed toe footwear for the experience. 
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers cannot participate in our Meet the Animals experiences. 
  • For participants with a disability or learning difficulty, please contact on for advice before purchasing any of our experiences.
  • Unfortunately, wheelchair access is not 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.


  • £54 per person
  • 10% discount for Gold Members, Fellows, and Patrons. Your discount will automatically apply upon login to your account.
  • Free disability carer tickets can be booked over the phone, subject to availability. Please call to book on 0344 225 1826.

How to book

  • Book online here
  • Call us on 0344 225 1826


2021 Dates and Prices

2021 Dates and Times

Meet the Meerkats takes place at 1:30pm

Dates are currently available up to the 30 September and are being released in stages each month.

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£54 per person

10% discount available for Gold Members, Fellows, and Patrons.

Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here

Meerkats at ZSL London Zoo

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