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Summer Daily Activities

Timetable 15th February - November 2nd


Time Activity Location
11.00 am Otter & Friends Feed & Talk Otter Enclosure (22)
11.30 am Meet the Alpacas Alpaca Enclosure (49)
12.00 am Bugs and Things Encounter Zone
12.15 pm Lemur Feed & Talk Lemur Towers (9)
12.30 pm Wallaby Feed & Petting Wallaby Enclosure (35)
1.00 pm Spider Phobia Encounter Zone
1.30 pm Cheetah Feed & Talk Cheetah Enclosure (34)




2.00 pm Snakes Alive Encounter Zone
2.30 pm Furry & Zoo Baby Encounters Encounter Zone
3.00 pm The Really Slow Show Tortoise Enclosure (20)
3.15 pm Gibbon Feed & Talk Gibbon Enclosure (16)
3.30 pm Waterfowl Feed & Talk Lakeside  43
4.00 pm Meerkat Feed & Talk Meerkat Enclosure (3)
4.15 pm Exmoor Beast Feed & Talk Exmoor Beast Enclosure (13)  not fridays

Zoo Talks

The zoo has some special animals which more formal talks are scheduled with. Every day without fail both winter and summer, rain or sunshine we meet everybody at 11.00am in the morning at our otters, our cheetahs are fed 1.30pm and from 3.00pm onwards the option of attending the different afternoon talk sessions exists.

Snakes alive education talk to children at the encounter zone Girl holding a giant snail Gentlemen holds a snake aided by trained staff

Summer Talks

Our Summer talks run from 15.02.2014 until 02.11.2014

The talk and feed sessions in the summer are usually as follows;

Otters 11.00am at their enclosure number 20 on the zoo trail

family of otters relaxing on top of rocks

Lemurs 12.15am at the ring tailed lemur enclosure number 9 on the zoo trail
Cheetahs 1.30pm at enclosure 34 by the crowd stand
Tortoises 3.00pm at their enclosure number 20
Gibbons 3.15pm at their home zoo trail number 16
Waterfowl 3.30pm by the lakeside at zoo trail number 43

A staff member feeds the penguins fish from a bucket
Meerkats 4.00pm at their enclosure number 3 on the zoo trail

Staff member gives talk to small crowd about the meerkats by the meerkat enclosure

and finally the zoo "special"

The Exmoor Beast 4.15pm at their enclosure number 13 on the zoo trail not fridays

Whatever the weather we will be there as these are feeding times for the animals as well as talks for you, so come and join us

Feeding at the Zoo

Certain animals at the zoo we consider it is safe and good fun to come into contact with and feed. We only do this with keeper or education officer supervision who explain the guidelines and ensure health & safety.

The contact and feed sessions in the summer are usually as follows;

12.30pm Wallaby feed and petting with the "mob" at enclosure 35

Father helps his young daughter feed the wallabys


Animal Handling at the Zoo

The zoo has certain special animals that are regularly encountered at our handling sessions. Here are a few pictures of some of everybody¬ôs favourites:

The Summer schedule for handling activities is usually the following;

11.30am Meet the Alpacas at enclosure 49 on the zoo trail

Two women take part in the Alpaca meet and greet

12.00am Bugs and Things at the encounter zone
1.00pm Spider phobia at the encounter zone

Scared women holds a spider as part of the spider talk

2.00pm Snakes alive at the encounter zone
and finally
2.30pm Furry and zoo baby encounters at the encounter zone

Come along and listen, joining in with the contact sessions is always optional!