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Adopt an Animal.


Looking for a gift- birthdays, Christmas, Mothers Day, Fathers Day. Buy a gift and help save animals from extinction.

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Visit South Lakes Safari Zoo all year with a 365 ticket from £18


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Hand Feed Big Cat

Join one of our passionate expert keepers for a not to be forgotten Big Cat Experience, get upclose and hand feed some of our amazing big cats

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Family Experiences

Love monkeys? Penguins? Giraffes or want to tickle a tapir…
Animal experience days make the perfect VIP day at South Lakes Safari Zoo

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Keeper for a day

Be a keeper for the day at Safari Zoo, work with big cats, giraffes, penguins.. whichever is your favourite. Junior and adult places available.

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Maki Restaurant

From chicken curry cooked in a banana leaf to a chunk of chocolate cake where else can you enjoy a meal whilst watching giraffes and rhinos wander.

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Join the team at South Lakes working to make a difference

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Any one who has adopted a Christmas reindeer keep an eye out, dropping through your letterbox any day now will be an invitation and ticket to our first reindeer adopter’s event of 2015.

To be held on Saturday 28th November 2015 10am to 5pm.

This is your chance to come and meet the animal carer who looks after the animal you have adopted to find out more about their day, who eats what, and anything you may want to know. We look forward to meeting you all.

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Explore, Adventure, Discover all new Safari Zoo.

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Here at safari zoo we’re passionate about education so passionate for 2015 we are giving schools the chance to come Explore the animal kingdom with us for free. Whether you’re early years, primary, secondary Explore: Discover: Adventure you’ll have a fantastic day immersed with some of the rarest wildest animals on the planet.

3 times the size in 2015 and 3 times the experience as you safari on foot and Discover Rhinos, Lions, Tigers, Penguins, Bears, Hippos, Wolves, Snow leopards, Jaguar, Giant otters, Primates, free roaming monkeys, kangaroos, vultures, penguins and a host of bird species on a fun filled educational day out packed with learning and fun at Europe’s only safari zoo.

Enhance your day and hand feed giraffes, lemurs, penguins, lemurs, kangaroos, Join our interactive animal keeper led talks and animal feedings, and more or book an educational talk with one of our highly trained animal keepers.