Meet the Bears

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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Enjoy getting to know our family of Andean bears by going behind the scenes with their keepers and preparing a special tasty treat for them. This experience will last for 1 hour.

During your ‘Experience’ you will be able to:

  • Go behind the scenes of the bear enclosure to a ‘keepers only’ area.
  • Prepare a tasty and exciting treat for the bears.  A member of staff will be on-hand, to show you how to make ‘enrichment’ and to explain what you are doing.
  • You get the best seats in the house as dinner is served – complete with a keeper talk that explains how important diet and enrichment is to our bear family.
  • Behind the scenes photo opportunities.
  • Hear personal insights into the lives of the bears from our experienced and passionate keepers.
  • 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 in advance, or to book after completing your purchase, please email or call 01534 860052

Please note:

  • Each booking is for one person and includes admission to the zoo.
  • This encounter is for a maximum of 6 people per session.
  • This encounter is suitable for children aged 10 and over.
  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • This encounter lasts for one hour.
  • Your visit may be altered at short notice should animal welfare concerns be raised.
  • Animal handling is not permitted.
  • Proximity and contact with the 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 ‘Meet the Bears’ 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 to accommodate you.


  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    We had the most fantastic time meeting the bears at Jersey Zoo. The staff were so informative and we were able to feed the bears who were just inches from us. I booked the experience for my husband’s 60th birthday, and it really was the best thing we have done since lockdown began.

  2. 5 out of 5


    It was a real privilege to meet Chewy & Bahia up close and to feed them the special porridge snacks we had prepared for them. You get a great sense of their different characters – Bahia is so gentle and although Chewy has more urgency for another peanut it’s Bahia that seems in charge. Thank you to the keepers and staff at Durrell for allowing us to do this – it was a very special experience.

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