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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.



Baby meerkats at ZSL London Zoo

Two adorable baby meerkats have joined the gang at ZSL London Zoo and are already making their presence felt.

ZSL London Zoo's meerkats get to grips with politics, as they stamp their paw print for National Voter Registration Day.

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Get up close and personal to our family of meerkats with a special Meet the Animals experience.

Enter the home of our meerkats and watch them as they scamper around and over you in search of tasty treats. 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.

This is a once in a lifetime experience and one you won't ever forget.


Your experience

  • Meet and feed our group of meerkats
  • Discover more about this amazing species
  • Opportunity to ask our expert keeper questions about the group
  • Meet the Meerkats takes place at 1pm, Monday - Sunday
  • Please be at the meeting point for 12.55pm, located outside the meerkat enclosure in Happy Families (near Rainforest Life).




  • Participants must be over 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by a full paying adult (maximum of 2 children per adult) each person including adults must have a valid Meet the Meerkats ticket
  • General admission ticket or a valid membership per person must be purchase to allow entry into the zoo. Why not take a look at our gift packs which include entry and a Meet the animals experience for 2!
  • Participants with learning or visual impairments are welcome on the experience and must be accompanied by a carer who will take responsibility for them. Accompanying carers are admitted into the VIP area free of charge but won’t be able to participate in the experience. Please contact if you are planning on bringing a carer onto the experience
  • Wheelchair accessibility isn't available for this experience unfortunately but we do have wheelchair accessibility on Meet the Giraffes and Penguins
  • Pregnant/ nursing mothers who have given birth within the previous six months cannot participate for health and safety reasons


Meet the Meerkats: £54pp excluding entry or £125 for 2 people including entry


ZSL London Zoo is located in the north east corner of Regents Park.

When attending the zoo for your experience meet the meerkats takes place within the Happy Families area located on the North Bank side of the zoo which is located next to the Rainforest Life exhibit.


Meet the Meerkats is available all year round in the Summer months it's available Mon-Sun and in the Winter months Fri-Mon. The experience isn't available on Christmas Day.

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