Go behind the scenes and spend time with our cheeky meerkats. Our experienced staff will share their insights into these inquisitive animals and how Durrell looks after them. This experience will last for 45 minutes. 
Two Slender Tailed Meerkats perch on a rock at Jersey Zoo
During your encounter you will: 
  • Help feed the meerkats their afternoon snack 
  • Hear personal insights into the meerkats' lives from our experienced and passionate staff 
  • Have exclusive photo opportunities 
  • Find out about Durrell’s mission to save species from extinction 
These amazing experiences are only available for a limited number of days each month, so we advise booking early. You can make a group or individual booking. To check availability, purchase and book your experience, please email experiences@durrell.org


Please note:  

  • This experience takes place at Jersey Zoo, Channel Islands 
  • Members are eligible for a 10% discount on Animal Experience purchases. To claim your discount please purchase your experience by phone by calling the Experiences team on 01534 860052 
  • Each £60 payment is for one person and includes admission to the zoo 
  • This encounter lasts for 45 minutes 
  • This encounter has a maximum capacity of 4 people per session 
  • This encounter is suitable for children aged 4 and over 
  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who also has a paid experience ticket  
  • Please book 4 to 6 weeks in advance 
  • Your visit may be altered at short notice should animal welfare concerns be raised  
  • Animal handling is not permitted, proximity to animals is at the keeper’s discretion on the day 
  • Cancellation with fewer than 7 days' notice will incur a 100% cancellation fee  
  • We may use the details you enter during the purchasing process to contact you about the experience afterwards  
  • This ‘Meerkat Encounter’ package is valid for 12 calendar months from the date of purchase  
  • Please contact us before booking if you have any medical conditions or disabilities, so we can discuss how we can best accommodate you 
  • Whilst every effort will be made to accommodate those with a disability or learning difficulty, due to practicality this cannot always be achieved.  Please contact the team at experiences@durrell.org for advice before purchasing any of our experiences