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Your chance to meet some of our animals up close and personal!

Capybara Encounter

Have you ever dreamt of a capybara cuddle? Join our capybaras for a close-up unforgettable experience!

Keeper Note – Our Capybara like to enjoy a swim and a mud wallow, be prepared to get muddy! Please wear shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, whilst you are giving the capybara a tickle.

Duration: 30 minutes maximum
Number of people per encounter: maximum of 4
Price: £30 per person (includes zoo admission)
Age restrictions: 8 years +

Important Notes
1. Please wear sturdy shoes.
2. Please wear trousers you do not mind getting dirty.
3. Dress for the British weather as the encounter is outside.

Before making a booking read the Terms and Conditions click here.

Tortoise Encounter

Meet the 3rd largest tortoise species in the world, our gang of Sulcata Tortoise. Head into their enclosure to give them a tasty snack.

Keeper Note – We have three tortoise, Robin, Howard and Shelly and Robin by far is the biggest!

Duration: 30 minutes maximum
Number of people per encounter: maximum of 4
Price: £30 per person (includes zoo admission)
Age restrictions: Tortoise 5 years +

Important Notes
1. Do not wear open toed shoes/sandals.
2. Dress for the British weather as the encounter is outside.

Before making a booking please the Terms and Conditions click here.

Giant Anteater Encounter

You will meet and feed Diego our Giant Anteater some of his favourite treats and his lunch from the safety of our designated encounter area with our keeper whilst learning more about his unusual and unique feeding and survival adaptions.

Keeper Note – although Diego is lovely, he has a very unique way feeding, be prepared to get abit messy!

Duration: 30 minute maximum
Maximum of 2 people.
Price: £30 per person (includes zoo admission)
Age restrictions: 10 years +

Important Notes
1. Dress for the British weather as the encounter is outside.

Before making a booking please read the Terms and Conditions click here.

What’s included in the encounters

Zoo admission is included in the encounter price for the person completing the encounter. Your admission is a full day pass, so this means you can arrive at anytime before your encounter time and enjoy all the other animal talks that we offer, please visit our Plan Your Visit page for more details.
Meeting your chosen encounter animal up close and learning about them with the keeper. The encounter price does not include admission for any spectators, normal zoo admission must be purchased in addition.

What you need to know before you book

The encounter is only for people of the minimum age or above. If a person is booked for an encounter that is not above the minimum age they will not be allowed to complete the encounter, and no refund will be given.

Anyone completing the encounter that is under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult who will need to pay zoo admission. To book admission tickets click here.

If you have any allergies, visual/hearing/mobility impairments, and/or any medical conditions you must contact us before booking to make sure that we can provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience. Once you have booked you will be required to complete and return a Health & Safety Declaration form before your encounter. The encounters are not suitable for pregnant persons. Please contact Wild Discovery if you are a wheelchair user to discuss.

How to book

To book please click here.

If you have a gift voucher to redeem a gift voucher please call 01772 673836 during our opening hours or email info@wilddiscovery.co.uk.

To purchase a gift voucher please click here.