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Meet the Meerkats


During this unique experience, you’ll meet one of our keepers and enter the meerkat enclosure with them. Our meerkats are very inquisitive so will be interested to investigate anything or anybody new entering their enclosure!

It will last 20 minutes and there will be plenty of photo opportunities as you take a seat and scatter feed the meerkats their bugs. Please note you are feeding them live invertebrates. We cannot guarantee that they will climb on to your lap like the lucky person in this photo!

  • An amazing up close and personal experience with our cheeky family of meerkats
  • Feed the meerkats in their enclosure and watch as they forage for their dinner
  • Learn about meerkat behaviour and family life and hear stories of the adventures of Xena, Twix and Twirl.

Demand is high and places are strictly limited, so you’re advised to book well in advance to avoid disappointment. This experience has a fixed start time of 2pm and the minimum age for participants is 8 years. Children age 8 to 15 must be accompanied into the enclosure by a paying adult.

Please wear suitable clothes and footwear that you don’t mind possibly getting dirty.

Price also includes free access to the rest of the Zoo.

This experience can be bought for up to two people at any one time.

Now more than ever, Dartmoor Zoo needs your support to help feed your favourite animals and fund conservation work here and around the world.

In line with government advice, this experience has been postponed until further notice. We are working hard to get all of our experiences started as soon as possible but in the meantime, why not purchase for a future date? What a treat to look forward to!

Your purchase makes our vital work possible and we are incredibly grateful for your continued support.