Dudley Zoo in the heart of the West Midlands prides itself on having some 1300 animals, close on 200 species, and some of the rarest animals on the planet. And its range of Animal Experiences gets you hands on with some of the finest!

Animal Experiences at Dudley Zoo

  • Zookeeper for the day (14 and over, but 16 and over for the big cats)
  • Junior zookeeper for the day (ages 8 to 13)
  • Close encounters packages where you get to :
  • Feed the lemurs
  • Feed the spider monkeys
  • Feed the giraffes
  • Feed a big cat (16+)
  • Feed the orangutans
  • Feed the bats
  • Feed the sea lions
  • Meet the chimps
  • Tickle a tapir

Why tapirs need tickling is anybody’s guess, but they always do, and people love to do it, so there you go.

Experiencey Top Tip

For our favourite this time,  there is one final unusual experience to offer, an experience with a difference:

Yes, after a special Meet the animals, a glass of bubbly and a romantic proposal, your beloved is BOUND to say Yes, aren’t they?

Makes a change from the old ‘down on one knee in the restaurant’ job; and certainly beats a bunch of petrol-station flowers and a box of Turkish delight for romance. Your beloved would have to have a heart of stone to say No after you’ve sprung the surprise on what they thought was just an ordinary  trip to the zoo!

In fact if you take advantage of this most special of romantic experiences, your ‘Beloved‘ becomes your ‘Intended‘ and you send us the video, we’d love to feature it here for you on this very site!

How’s about that for an Animal Experience to end them all??


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