Elephant Experience

One-to-one experience, behind the scenes with our Elephant Keepers to find out how our African elephants receive the best care possible.

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 the remainder of the Gift Pack to the recipient and it will 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 young bull African Elephant throws sand over himself in a dust bath.

Be prepared to get up close with the largest land mammal on Earth, the African Elephant. Find out what it's really like to be a Zoo keeper as you help with daily enclosure maintenance and food preparation. Watch in awe as our experienced keepers, with protected contact training, carry out daily husbandry tasks such as weighing, washing and foot care. Revel in exclusive behind-the-scenes access to our 20 acre Elephant enclosure and help the keepers hide enrichment treats for the Elephants to find. Enjoy all this whilst learning some fantastic facts from our highly experienced keepers

What else is included?

Our Elephant Keeper experience souvenir pack includes free day entry to Zoo for the participant(s), a personalised certificate of achievement and a complimentary T-shirt to remember your experience.

When is it available?

Experiences are available on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays* from 8am - 10amPlease note from 2020, Experiences will be from 8.15am - 10.15am. 

This experience would be the perfect gift for a friend or relative, or even just a treat for yourself. Are you ready for an exciting and exclusive day out? Don't forget your camera!

Watch what happens during your Elephant Keeper Experience



*Due to the high popularity of this experience please be aware that all experiences for Saturdays in 2019 are booked. There are a small number of weekdays available from October 2019. Please call the office for more details on 01275852606.  

We do not allow guests for this experience and all participants must take part in the full keeper experience.

Elephant Eden at Noah's Ark operates a Protected Contact management system. All activities are done through a protective barrier. There will be no physical contact and you will not be in the same enclosed area as the elephants at any time during the experience. 

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Please call our bookings team on 01275 852606 if you have any questions or additional needs.

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