Animal Encounters

26 Oct - 22 Dec 2019

At ZSL, we believe saving wildlife starts with people. It starts with you.

Throughout October, November and December 2019 we’re offering visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo a very exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal and feed some of our most iconic animals. 

These brief encounters are great photo opportunities so make sure to bring your camera with you!

Animals just like the ones we’re working to save with our people-led conservation projects, in Nepal and Kenya.

Add enormous value to your trip to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo by booking for one of our Animal Encounters and support us in raising money for our For People, For Wildlife campaign. All we ask is for a suggested minimum donation to help wildlife thrive around the world.

With your help we can save endangered animals around the world, including rhinos, elephants and tigers, by supporting people in Nepal and Kenya to set up independent livelihoods.

Every £1 you donate before 31 December will be matched by the UK government, up to £2 million, so you’ll be supporting us to make double the difference for people and for wildlife.

Matching your donations with UK AidPublic donations will help wildlife through science, education and conservation. Match funding from the UK government will help communities in Nepal and Kenya to build sustainable livelihoods, escape poverty and protect their wildlife. 

Avoid disappointment and book on-site at our Visitor Centre on arrival – these are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Get up close and feed an Asian elephant 

£10 for adults and £5 for children* at 3pm on the following dates: 

  • Saturday 16 November 2019 
  • Sunday 17 November 2019 
  • Saturday 23 November 2019 
  • Sunday 24 November 2019 
  • Sunday 1 December 2019 
  • Saturday 7 December 2019 
  • Sunday 8 December 2019 
  • Saturday 14 December 2019 
  • Sunday 15 December 2019 
  • Saturday 21 December 2019 
  • Sunday 22 December 2019 

 

Get up close and feed an Amur tiger 

£10 for adults and £5 for children* at 2.30pm on the following dates: 

  • Saturday 16 November 2019 
  • Sunday 17 November 2019 
  • Saturday 23 November 2019 
  • Sunday 24 November 2019 
  • Saturday 30 November 2019 
  • Sunday 1 December 2019 
  • Saturday 7 December 2019 
  • Sunday 8 December 2019 
  • Saturday 14 December 2019 
  • Sunday 15 December 2019 
  • Saturday 21 December 2019 
  • Sunday 22 December 2019 

Please note, the tiger experience is only open to those 12 or over. 

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*Suggested donation

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