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There's a new Andean Bear cub at Chester Zoo!

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Robins are the UK's favourite bird - here's a lovely poem about robins and how you can encourage them to your garden. More Info

Meerkats - Meerkat encounters, toys, gifts & encounters

 
Meerkats have stolen the hearts of many animal lovers, so if you have a meerkat lover in your family, why not treat them to a Meerkat Encounter? 

We gave my Dad this for his 80th birthday present at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire. The keeper who took him to the Meerkat enclosure was friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the meerkats in his care. 
Dad sat on a log, & quickly became a human climbing frame as the meerkats crawled all over him.  One even stuck his nose in Dad's jacket!  As Dad fed the meerkats their breakfast, the keeper told him all about their characteristics & habits.  It was the best birthday present we've even given Dad - I've never seen such a smile on his face!   I highly recommend this gift.

Meet The Meerkats for Two in Hertfordshire

Meet the Meerkats for Two, Hertfordshire
Start off with complimentary refreshments in the Discovery Centre at Paradise Wildlife Park.  Then meet one of the team and head to the meerkat enclosure for a full safety briefing.  This is a great opportunity to get an insight into meerkats and their characteristics and to ask lots of questions of their keepers.   A park team member remains on hand throughout, and the meerkats will probably treat you as a human climbing frame!  Take home a souvenir t-shirt and presentation certificate as a memento. You can arrive early and stay late to enjoy the other facilities within the park.
Normally £150 - save 15% and enjoy this experience for just £127 as a visitor from this website from Red Letter Days

 Meerkat Experience for One at Drusillas Park Meerkat Experience for One at Drusillas Park
East Sussex
£75
An animal keeper at the park will give you a behind the scenes tour before taking you to the Meerkat Enclosure.  Here there's a health and safety briefing, and then the keeper will discuss the meerkats with you and explain how they are cared for at the park.  Then it's time to begin to prepare the meerkas food and enrichment, which makes sure they receive a diverse and varied diet, before feeding the Meekats their snack.  After helping with some of the daily keeper routines, you can get close up and personal for photos.  You can arrive early & stay at the park to enjoy the other attractions and animals, and a 20% discount for the participant in the experience is included in the Explorers Café Restaurant. Find out more/Buy now from Virgin Experience Days
Meerkat Encounter at Knowsley Safari Park

Meerkat Encounter at Knowsley Safari Park 
Merseyside
Was £69, now £58 for visitors from this website
Meet the team who care for these creatures and help to prepare their food before you enter the enclosure and scatter their food. Spend the rest of the day exploring the safari park.  Included is entry to the safari park to spend the rest of the day10% off an annual safari park membership.  Go to Red Letter Days to buy this experience.

Adopt a meerkat

Adopt a Meerkat in South Africa
Was £20, now £17
Adopt a meerkat and help Meerkat Magic - a conservation project that protects wild meerkats!  You'll receive a souvenir poster, a personalised supporter certificate and meerkat photograph, and lots of information about these fascinating creatures.  

Go to Buy a Gift to adopt a meerkat

 Animal Encounter at Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo

Animal Encounter at Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo for Two
North Yorkshire
£114.00

Virgin Experience Days have an Animal Encounter experience at Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo.   At the time of writing (so please check the experience info before you buy in case of any changes), one of the animals you could choose to have an encounter with is the meerkat.  You'll meet one of the animal keepers who will take you to the Meerkat Encounter.  Find out all about these animals while giving them a snack and getting close up & personal!  There's a tour of the Meerkat house afterwards which will give you the chance to discover all about the day in the life of a meerkat!   Buy this gift from Virgin Experience Days 

Meerket Experience for Two, Shropshire Meerkat Experience for Two, Shropshire
Was £99   Now £49.00
Your Meerkat encounter will see you meeting Kovu and Uuka. Both of these adorable creatures have been hand reared by the keeper team here in Shropshire, so they are really quite tame. If they like the look (or rather the smell) of you, they might well snuggle up against you and may even have a little snooze in your arms or on your lap!As well as getting to handle the Meerkats on this encounter, you will also learn all about their natural habitat, lifestyle and how they are reared. Then you'll be able to help out at feeding time too. It has to be said, you can't help but fall for these gorgeous and rather eccentric little animals. Visit Into the Blue to buy this meerkat gift