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Meerkat Encounters

Meerkats at BCA Zoo:

Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak we are currently only running Zoo Tours and Meerkat Encounters. No other Encounters will be running until further notice. If you have a voucher for any of our animal encounters your voucher expiry date will be extended accordingly. Please accept our sincere apologies for any disappointment caused.

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.

Groups will be limited to 6 participants and 6 spectators (plus under 3’s).

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.

Photos by Dan Tsantilis

Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak we are currently only running Zoo Tours, Meerkat Encounters and Animal Academy. These can be booked through the Encounters & Events section of our website. No other activities will be running until further notice. Please accept our sincere apologies for any disappointment caused.