Animal Experiences at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1PG

Tel: +44 (0) 1275 852606

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Animal Experiences at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm


Get closer than ever before to some amazing animals. Enjoy an exclusive, unforgettable experience led by expert keepers. Noah's Ark are currently offering three animal experiences to meet some of your favourite animals, including African Elephants and Rhinos.

Do you know a young budding zookeeper? The Junior Animals of The World Experience is the perfect gift that gives children behind-the-scenes access to a fascinating range of animals.

Junior Animals of the World Experience 

This fantastic opportunity takes children behind the scenes for an exclusive experience with animals from around the world. Children can get up close and hands on with some of our amazing animals including our mob of Meerkats, reptiles, Giant Tortoises and many other exciting animals. 

Participants can delight in feeding our mob of Meerkats their bug breakfast, some might be surprised to find out that reptiles are not slimy, but instead are cool and dry to touch. Don't forget to snap a picture to show your friends. 


Elephant Keeper Experience 

A one-to-one, two-hour exclusive, behind the scenes experience with one of the dedicated elephant Keepers. You can enjoy giving elephants their breakfast and hiding treats in their enclosure, this is an experience you'll never forget!

Watch daily husbandry care being carried out by the Keepers with protective contact training. This could include weighing, washing, skin and foot care.


Giraffe and Rhino Experience 

Let the keepers introduce you to magnificent giraffe and rhinos. Learn about their everyday care and accompany the keepers behind the scenes. Your experience includes, exclusive one to one experience for 1 hour with a keeper, plus helping with daily husbandry, learning more about giraffe and rhinos and a souvenir pack


Get up close with some of the animals at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm!

Spectacled Bear Encounter

Come and meet the Spectacled Bears. Go behind the scenes and enjoy an exclusive encounter with male bear Rasu. Join the Keepers on the view point to see Madidi and her cubs Beni and Tuichi (from a safe distance of course!), whilst learning about the feeding and enrichment for our family of bears. Bear Encounters are at 2:30pm Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and must be rebooked. 


African Lion Encounter

Come face to face with the family of lions. Go behind the scenes and help prepare their food, then take part in an up close Encounter with these magnificant animals. Join a Keeper in an exclusive area and feed the lions (from a safe distance of course!), whilst learning all about the lions and their personalities. Encounters are at 10am on a Sunday and must be rebooked.


Giant Tortoise Encounter

Spend 20 minutes behind the scenes with Keepers and the Giant Tortoises, learning about their personalities! This is your chance to feed a giant and find out about how they live in the wild. You may even get the chance to give them a scratch! Encounters are at 2.30pm daily and must be rebooked.


Capybara And Tapir Encounter

Spend 20 minutes with Keepers behind the scenes meeting the capybara and tapir. This is your chance to meet these fantastic creatures and find out about how they live in the wild. You may even get the chance to give them a scratch! Encounters are at 11.30am on Fridays and Saturday. All Encounters must be rebooked.


Porcupine & Skunk Encounter

Enjoy a 20 minute alternative Encounter meeting our porcupines and skunks. Go with behind the scenes with a Keeper to hand feed and learn all about these unique animals. Encounters take place at 10am for 20 minutes, Monday to Sunday, excluding Wednesday. All Encounters must be prebooked. 

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Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)


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