Try tickling a tapir!

DZG has brought back a hugely popular animal experience – a close encounter with our affectionate Brazilian tapir family.

Marketing Manager Andrea Hales can recommend tickling a tapir!

The experience has just been re-introduced at the Castle Hill attraction where people can get up close and personal with our three tapirs.

Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “The tapirs are very affectionate and love getting attention.

“They like nothing more than to be tickled and fussed so when people come on a close encounter with them it’s a very memorable experience.”

The experience gives people behind the scenes access to the tapirs including feeding and grooming, a Close Encounter certificate and admission to the zoo. The encounter is available on Thursdays and Fridays and costs £95 for two people.

When people purchase a Close Encounter experience, they make a vital contribution to DZG’s conservation work.

Close Encounters, last around 20 to 30 minutes and make a fantastic birthday, anniversary or Christmas gift.

With 17 sleeps left to go until the big day, there’s still time to make that special purchase!

Andrea added: “These purchases actively support our vital conservation programmes and help pay for special animal treats, toys, bedding, health checks, food bills, heating and much more.”

For more information call our Marketing team on 01384 215313