During your ‘Experience’ you will be able to:
- Go behind the scenes of the gorillas or orangutans (select at time of booking) to a ‘keepers only’ area.
- Prepare a tasty and exciting treat for the apes.
- A member of staff will be on-hand, to show you how to make ‘enrichment sticks’ and 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 great ape families.
- Behind the scenes photo opportunities.
- Hear personal insights into the lives of the apes 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. For full availability and to book please email email@example.com
or call 01534 860052.
When booking please specify which ape species you would like to have your experience with; Western Lowland Gorillas or Sumatran Orangutans.
- Members are entitled to a 15% discount (applicable only for the member participating in the experience)
- Each booking is for one person and includes admission to the zoo.
- This encounter is for a maximum of 8 people per session.
- This encounter is suitable for children aged 10 or over.
- All children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
- 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 ‘Meet the Apes’ 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.