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

Due to operational and staff changes precipitated by COVID-19, we are regrettably postponing our experiences until further notice.

We understand that this is disappointing, but we would like to reassure you that all postponed experiences at ZSL London Zoo can be rearranged for a later date. We are currently offering rearrangements of bookings made up to 30 April. Any bookings made after this date will be reviewed as we continue to act on the advice of the Government. Thank you for your understanding.  


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:

  • 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


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 six 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:

  • 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. 
  • Tickets are for personal use only and may not be sold on. 
  • 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.
  • Accompanying carers will be given access to the enclosure free of charge. Free Carer tickets must be obtained in advance and can be purchased over the phone only. Please call 0344 225 1826 to book.
  • Please arrive on time to attend the health and safety briefing. 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.

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



  • £54 per person

Purchase a gift voucher through our online shop!

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

How to book

  • Book online here
  • Call us on 0344 225 1826


2020 Dates and Prices


Meet the Meerkats takes place at 1:30pm, daily

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£54 per person

Call for reservations 0344 225 1826 or book online here


Meerkats at ZSL London Zoo

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