Bear Encounter

Get up close with our Spectacled Bears!

COVID19 Update

Thank you for supporting the zoo at this time, this means a great deal to us as providing care for our animals, whilst closed, incurs considerable costs.

As the office is currently closed, we have set up an automated gift voucher for you to add the recipient's name and a personalised message to send directly to them. When the office is able to reopen, we will send an email to the recipient to ask them to book in their date.

Please note, that all our experiences, encounters, adoptions, tickets and memberships will have their validity extended to cover the closure period of the zoo.

A close up of a black Andean Bear staring at the camera.

Get up close.. really close to our Spectacled Bears behind the scenes. This is your chance to talk with our keepers to learn about our bears and get involved with their feeding and enrichment. 

Who is it for?

The encounter can be booked for up to 4 people but all individuals must be aged 18 or over.

When is it available?

Monday - Saturday at 2pm for 20 minutes behind the scenes.

Please ensure you arrive at the zoo at least 15 minutes before your encounter begins. 

What does the encounter cost?

£30* per participant or £50 for two participants (discount applied automatically at checkout, one discount per transaction)

*Please note this price does not include zoo entry.

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