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Meerkat Encounters

Meerkats at BCA Zoo:

Say hello to our meerkat mob as you become their new lookout post! Your experience will begin with a quick health and safety briefing before heading off on a guided tour to explore the zoo. Once we have visited all the other animals you will be taken into our meerkat enclosure along with one of our friendly staff members to meet them and their roommate Denzil our friendly porcupine.

This encounter is suitable for 7 years +.

Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. If no adults are taking part in the encounter one free adult spectator will be admitted per booking.

This encounter will last approximately 90 minutes.

Sturdy closed-toe shoes must be worn to take part in this encounter. We do also recommend wearing long trousers and long-sleeved t-shirts as meerkats may scratch.

You are welcome to bring cameras with you to take photos however BCA accepts no liability for damage to goods.

We recommend ensuring you are up to date with your tetanus vaccinations before taking part in an animal encounter. It is your responsibility to check you are happy with the vaccination status of anyone in your party.

T&C’s apply.

Due to COVID 19 our Nocturnal Room will not be included in the Zoo Tours.

Face Masks must be worn inside the Exotics house (unless exempt) and it is mandatory to use hand sanitiser/ wash hands before and after entering the meerkat enclosure.

Want to adopt one of our meerkats? Click here to adopt Cassandra.

Photos by Dan Tsantilis

Under the current Government roadmap we are planning on reopening the week commencing the 12th of April for Zoo Tours and Meerkat Encounters. All other activities will resume from the 17th of May.

From the 12th - 18th of April we will have roadworks going on along the main drive. Please enter using the Honey Lane entrance if you have booked a date during that period. For directions click here.