Carnivore experiences (18 years of age +) start from £140.00 or £260.00 for two (please contact us to discuss a date and select which experience)
For Health and Safety reasons and due to the range of activities being undertaken, these keeper experiences involving our bigger cats and dogs are only available to those over 18 years of age.
Morning carnivore experience (2 or more hours)
A very privileged VIP behind the scenes zoo animal experience and close encounter with not just our bigger cats and dogs (with at least three cats and two dogs from the following species: Puma, leopard, cheetah, fishing cat, sand cat, caracal, singing dog, bat eared foxes or maned wolf) but also includes our smaller carnivores such as yellow throated martens, cacomistles, meerkats, binturong and tayra (maybe more depending on operational factors).
This experience is our recommended and delux version costing £185.00 or £300 for two clients. You will be the only people doing this experience on the day of your choice.
Cat carnivore experience (about 1 hour in duration)
On this experience we will carefully select and try and visit those species of cat you would like to meet. We can choose from leopard, cheetah, caracal, puma, fishing cat and serval. Depending on circumstances we should be able to meet at least 4 of these species in the time and give you a special chance to interact with them under the supervision of our guide. This experience costs £140.00 OR £260.00 for two people.
Dog carnivore experience (about 1 hour in duration)
Like the equivalent cat carnivore experience we try and tailor the species you can meet to try and select your preferences. You should be able to choose at least 4 species to meet from our singing dogs, bat eared foxes, hunting dogs, maned wolves, bush dogs and grey wolves? This experience costs £140.00 OR £260.00 for two people.
So, why not get as close as a whisker to a leopard or puma and enjoy the interaction of our Papua New Guinea singing dogs or bat-eared foxes! The experiences all start at 10.00am with an introduction from the zoo owners or the curator where any Health & Safety issues will be discussed and your host keeper introduced. They will discuss with you over a cup of tea or coffee how Exmoor Zoo works with other zoos and the conservation projects we support and then you will be given a quick tour of the zoo kitchens and you will be off on your experience with your host keeper. This experiences are either 1 or 2 hours or more in duration so do not forget to bring your camera!While we will try to accommodate your preferences, we cannot guarantee your specified choice. All participants will get a commemorative certificate.
Meet the team and find out much more about how the zoo operates, how zoos work closely together not only across the country, but across the world. Hear all about the conservation projects we support because we all strongly believe these animals should stay where they so rightly belong, in the wild!
Time and circumstances permitting you may be able to help the keepers with some of our other cats and dogs. We will try to accommodate your preferences although we cannot guarantee your specified choice. We also cannot tell you in advance which specific carnivores will be participating as we always put their needs first and will not bother an animal who does not wish to join in the fun.
After your chosen experience, you are free to wander around the zoo for the rest of the day. You are also welcome to bring guests along to watch you take part in your experience, although the normal admission fees will apply.
Activities may be subject to change on the day due to welfare or operational factors. The programme of activities is dependent on the capability of the participants, however, where it is possible, reasonable adjustment will be made to try to ensure that the experiences are open to all. However, we cannot guarantee your chosen animal will be available on the day of your visit, if an animal doesn't want to play we will not make them! We want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience; all participants must abide by the health and safety regulations of Exmoor Zoo.
You will not share activities with other participants; this is your personal experience.
BOOKING YOUR EXPERIENCE
Please phone to discuss available dates before completing a booking form
Please note: The booking payment is non refundable. The agreed date cannot be changed in the last 7 days prior to the experience.