Feed the bats at DZG

An exciting new feeding experience is winging its way to DZG as we offer visitors chance to get up close and personal to our colony of bats.


webdzg_castle_creatures_batfeed_3The brand new Feed the Bats experience has just been launched inside the zoo’s latest interactive attraction, Castle Creatures.

The 20-minute Close Encounter offers two people chance to feed our group of more than 60 bats including Egyptian fruit bats and Seba’s short-tailed bats.

Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “This is an amazing opportunity to get in amongst these fascinating creatures.

“To see dozens of bats swoop down on a piece of fruit at the same time is incredible.

“It would make a great birthday, anniversary or Christmas gift for anyone batty about these flying mammals.”

The experience is available daily at 2.30pm and costs £95 for two people. The minimum age is 10.

The package includes a Close Encounter certificate, a detailed animal fact sheet, gift card and zoo admission.

Purchasing a DZG Close Encounter experience makes a vital contribution to our conservation work. The programme helps pay for special animal treats, toys, bedding, health checks, food bills, heating and more.


Take a sneak peak at our Feed the Bats video below or CLICK HERE to find out how to book