Animal lovers have the unique chance to hand feed one of the tallest animals in the world at a new giraffe experience at Wild Place Project.
The three giraffe, named Dayo, Gerry and Tom, arrived at the attraction earlier this summer and now visitors can go behind the scenes to get up-close to the trio in a fascinating new animal encounter.
A giraffe experience at Wild Place Project also includes the chance to meet a keeper, help prepare the giraffe food, find out all about these long-legged creatures and what is involved in their care.
Participants will have plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to look around the impressive new £1.1 million giraffe house with its raised viewing platforms and amazing outlook over the attraction.
Will Walker, animal manager at Wild Place Project, said: “Giraffe are by far my favourite animal and working alongside them every day is an amazing experience and a great privilege. They are such graceful, noble and beautiful animals, and hugely interesting to work with. Now we are able to share that opportunity with our guests in this unique experience package which we are sure will be very popular.”
The giraffe experience package lasts 30 minutes, includes free entry to Wild Place Project for yourself and one friend, and costs £45, or £70 for two people. It also includes a special souvenir of your day. The giraffe experience is available on Sundays and Wednesdays at 11am.
Please note there is a maximum of four people per session. Session may be shared with other experience participants (maximum four people in total). The minimum age to take part is six. Children aged six to 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Other experience packages are also available at Wild Place Project, including ‘Keeper for the Day’, ‘Junior Keeper Experience’ a ‘Secret Congo Experience’ and other opportunities to get up-close to animals such as meerkats, cheetahs and lemurs. Prices start from £35.
Bristol Zoological Society, which owns Wild Place Project and Bristol Zoo Gardens, is a conservation and education charity that relies on the generous support of the public not only to fund its important work but also its vital conservation and research projects spanning five continents.