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

Click here to find out more about this Andean Bear


What else can you find at the UK's wildlife parks and safari parks?  Click here for a list of wildlife and safari parks in the UK

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Meet the Tapir Experience in Hertfordshire


If you're looking for an unusual gift for the person who has everything and who loves animals, how about giving them a Tickle the Tapir experience?

Tapirs have been around for almost 35 million years and you can come and meet one at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire! 

Tickle a tapir in Hertfordshire

On arriving at Paradise Willife Park, you’ll be greeted by staff and offered complimentary drinks in the Discovery Centre.  Then a member of the Animal Park team will give you a health and safety information before showing you through to the tapir’s enclosure.

There, you'll be able to tickle and feed a tapir, while your guide tells you about these amazing animals.  There will be opportunities for your guide to take pictures of you tickling and feeding a tapir, so don't forget your camera!  

 At the end of your encounter, receive a commemorative certificate and souvenir t-shirt to take away with you. Spend the rest of the day exploring the remaining attractions at Paradise Wildlife Park.

This experience is available for one or two people through Virgin Experience Days - click here to trot off fo rmore information