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Meet The Animals 

Welcome to our meet the animals page. We have a wonderful menagerie of exotic animals all cared for by Kimmy and the team who love a good fuss and each and every critter down to the tarantula is a loved and valued member. The animals have been brought up socialised around people and this actually provides a form of enrichment for them with new surroundings, smells and people to investigate and explore. All the animals live in zoo enclosures with specialised care and diets to meet every individuals needs. Our animals are transported and exhibited in smaller versions of their home environment with the required heating and lighting, and our diurnal day dwelling animals also have runs to mess around in during the visits.

Please be mindful that although you are able to indicate which animals are preferred we will change them should we feel the animals are not suitable for your age group, they woke up on the wrong side of the bed, are poorly or are exhibiting a natural behaviours such as brumation, shedding or are agitated during breeding season (we do not breed).

All our animals are fascinating and educational all with their own special adaptions and behaviours so you will not be disappointed if we need to change any and our Facebook reviews speak for the animals and how amazing they really are.

Interaction with the animals will vary depending on each individual species but may include;  stroke, hold, touch or feed only. Please see specific species for any restrictions regarding venue size and age group. These restrictions are for the participants and animals safety and welfare.

Mammals

Raccoon

  • Age 6 and above
  • Interaction permitted – Feeding/ Stroking (Event dependent) 
  •  Halls only for parties. clubs (weekdays only)  
  • Not suitable for care homes, sensory sessions, schools or fun days 
  • Gift Experiences (2 people max) can be done at home providing there is a large /sparse room approx 4m x 4m available (please see gift experiences)
  • The raccoons will only be brought at our discretion they are large active animals and have the personality of a 2 year old toddler!

Chinchilla

  • Age 2 and above
  • Interaction permitted – Stroking
  • Requirements – Room with doors 
  • Suitable for all types of events

Meerkat

  • Age 5 and above preferred 
  • Interaction – Feed only inside portable enclosure thrown into the sand pit/ under 5’s or persons with physical disabilities can fill up a treat ball with food for them and watch them play and dig in the enclosure
  • Halls preferred or large room with hard floor approx 5m x 5m to accommodate the enclosure and participants
  • Gift Experiences (2 persons Max) and contact (holding/stroking/ hand feeding) is permitted (please see gift experiences)
  • The meerkats (2 of our group of 6) will only be brought at our discretion as they are very active animals, have a very complex social system and instincts just like a cave man!

Skunk

  • Age 2 and above
  • Interaction – Feeding/ Stroking (Event dependent)
  • Suitable for all types of events
  • Gift Experiences (2 people max) available

Sugar Glider

  • Age 4 and above preferred
  • Interaction – Stroking
  • Suitable for all events except fun days
  • Enclosed room Only
  • Gift Experiences  (2 people max) available

Pygmy Hedgehog

  • Age 2 and above
  • Interaction – Stroking
  • Gift Experiences (2 people max) available
  • Suitable for all types of events 

Armadillo

  • Age 2 and above
  • Interaction – Feeding/ Stroking (Event dependent)
  • Suitable for all types of events
  • Gift Experiences (2 people max) available

Reptiles & Amphibians

Whites Tree Frog

  • Age 4 and up preferred
  • Interaction permitted – Hold on blanket/ Touch ( Event dependent) 
  • Suitable for all types of events

Bearded Dragon 

  • Age 2 and above
  • Interaction permitted – Hold on blanket/ Touch ( Event dependent) 
  • Suitable for all types of events

Tortoise; Hermann’s or Leopard  

  • Age 2 and above
  • Interaction permitted – Hold on blanket/ Touch ( Event dependent) 
  • Suitable for all types of events

Leopard Gecko

  • Age 4 and up preferred
  • Interaction permitted – Hold on blanket/ Touch ( Event dependent) 
  • Suitable for all types of events

Crested Gecko 

  • Age 4 and up preferred
  • Interaction permitted – Hold on blanket/ Touch ( Event dependent) 
  • Suitable for all types of events
Chameleon
  • Age 2 and above
  • Interaction permitted – Look Only 
  • Suitable for all types of events

Boa Constrictor 

  • Age 6 and above
  • Interaction permitted – Stroke Only / No holding permitted
  • Suitable for all types of events except nurseries, care home and special needs sessions

Royal Python

  • Age 2 and above / 4 and up preferred
  • Interaction permitted – Stroke / Over shoulder/neck (assisted) (Event dependent)
  • Suitable for all types of events 

Invertebrates 

Giant Land Snail 

  • Age 2 and above
  • Interaction permitted – Hold on blanket/ Touch ( Event dependent) 
  • Suitable for all types of events

Leaf/ Stick Insect

  • Age 4 and above
  • Interaction permitted – Hold on hand/arm (assisted) 
  • Suitable for all types of events

Millipede

  • Age 2 and above / 4 and up preferred 
  • Interaction permitted – Hold on hand (assisted)/ Touch ( Event dependent) 
  • Suitable for all types of events

Scorpion

  • Age 5 and above 
  • Interaction permitted – Hold on piece of wood and shine uv light/ No touching
  • Suitable for all types of events except care homes and sensory sessions for safety reasons

Tarantula 

  • Age 5 and above
  • Interaction permitted – High five (leg touches finger)/ No stroking
  • Suitable for all types of events except care homes and sensory sessions for safety reasons

Hissing Cockroach

  • Age 2 and above
  • Interaction permitted – Hold on hand/arm (assisted) 
  • Suitable for all types of events

Praying Mantis

  • Age 5 and above
  • Interaction permitted – Hold on hand/arm (assisted) 
  • Suitable for all types of events