Meerkat & Otter Encounter

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

£50.00 Ex Tax


Product Description

Get behind the scenes and spend time learning about our cheeky meerkats and family of otters. Our experienced staff tell you how they live, what’s special about them and how Durrell is working to save their cousins in the wild. This experience will last for 1 hour.

During your ‘Encounter’ you will be able to:

  • Help feed the otters and meerkats an afternoon snack.
  • Hear personal insights into how the animals live from our experienced and passionate staff.
  • Behind the scenes 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. For full availability and to book please email experiences@durrell.org
or call 01534 860052.

Please note:

  • Members purchasing this experience are entitled to a 10% discount.
  • Each booking is for one person and includes admission to the park.
  • This encounter is for a maximum of 6 people per session.
  • This encounter is suitable for children.
  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • The encounter takes one hour.
  • 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 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 ‘Meerkat & Otter 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 to accommodate you.

1 review for Meerkat & Otter Encounter

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Absolutely fantastic! The staff were brilliant, so friendly, nothing too much trouble and it’s great value for money. First we were taken into the staff feeding room, to gather our food supplies for the two experiences. Then off to the Meerkats to feed them, to see how far you can throw fruit and then mealworms, to encourage natural foraging. Fun to watch! Next you’re onto the Otters, and this is where it gets very special. They have a little hole for putting food through, but the male has decided that it’s great fun to put his hand through to shake your hand – you have to see it to believe it! If you’re umming and arring about this experience book it – don’t be like the other visitors on our zoo day that were really upset that they didn’t book. Plenty of photo opportunities and staff happy to take photos.

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