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The VIP ‘We Bought a Zoo’ Tour (for two people)


In 2007, Benjamin Mee committed the story of Dartmoor Zoo to writing in the best-selling book, “We Bought a Zoo.” It has since sold all over the world in over 20 languages.

In 2009, this fascinating story came to the attention of Hollywood producers and in 2010, the movie of the same name starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson was released in the USA and later in the UK in March 2012.

The screen adaptation was crafted for an American audience and set in sunny California but despite the change of location, the Oscar-winning writer/director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous) remained true to the spirit of the original story.

Benjamin Mee has become a popular choice as a public speaker, sharing his unique story with a variety of audiences around the world.

Now you can hear this fascinating story, the transition to becoming a charity, as well as all the highs and lows of keeping Dartmoor Zoo alive over the years since, first hand from Benjamin himself and a member of our dedicated zoo team as part of a guided VIP tour of the Zoo.

– Inclusive of lunch in our Jaguar Restaurant

– Inclusive of Zoo entry

– Intimate and in-depth experience that explores the ins and outs of zoo life


To discuss dates, please call 01752 837645 or email our team to confirm availability. Please note, due to popular demand, this experience can book up very quickly and there may be a long waiting time for the next available date.

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

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

This voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.