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Seize the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of Africa’s big cats. This unforgettable 20 minute experience gives you the opportunity to meet two servals, Zeus and Duma. Recognised by their bold spotted black on tawny fur, servals are the second fastest cat reaching speeds of up to 50 mph, as well as being able to jump 9 feet high. However, there’s no need to be scared as they love human attention and will happily nuzzle up to you.
After you have met the servals you will then meet a family of meerkats, letting them climb and play all over you and you will also meet two Black and White ruffed lemurs.
Your experienced keeper will ensure your safety with the animals at all times and help you gain the most out of your experience. Don't forget your camera to capture this exotic experience!
This experience is available Monday to Sunday, throughout the year, subject to availability. You must take the experience before the expiry date.
Your whole experience will last for approximately 30 minutes.
This experience is for two people, there will be up to 4 people taking part on the day.
You are welcome to take friends and family along to watch, although normal admission prices apply.
The minimum age for this experience is 10 years old.
There are no fitness requirements to take part in this experience.
No experience or qualifications are necessary to take part in this experience.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
Hoo Farm, Telford
Damien from Finance, September 2018
Having always been an animal lover (particularly cats!) this activity looked perfect to get up close and personal to some African animals, and I can honestly say this did not disappoint!!!
We arrived at Hoo Farm a couple of hours before our experience started so that we could get a good look around the park. There is a huge and varied array of animals to look at, and interact with, everything from sheep, deer and pigs right through to snakes, spiders and parrots.
To begin our experience we were introduced to our animal expert who talked us through an outline of the experience, as well as going through some safety points, this experience is limited to 4 people which is a perfect number. First stop the ring-tailed lemur!
Whilst inside the lemur enclosure the keeper had a bowl of fruit, she would place a small piece in the palm of your hand, at which point the lemur would carefully take your finger and pull your hand towards them in order that they could be fed! Whilst this was ongoing the keeper told us all about the lemur and how they got to be at Hoo Farm.
Following the lemurs the next stop was to see Duma and Zeus the Serval cats. Whilst inside the Serval enclosure you get up close to the cats and can stroke their heads, even though they are a lot bigger they acted exactly like domestic cats and started to purr! Even though they are big, it did not feel at all scary and again the animal keeper was full of knowledge!
The last of the experiences was to go and have some playtime with the meerkats!! One of the meerkats would sit on your lap and ask for his belly to be rubbed, or would run up and stand on your shoulder so he could see everything that was going on, whilst the other would curl up into a ball in your arms and go to sleep. It was really good to spend 15 minutes playing with, and cuddling these remarkable animals.
After the experience was over we retired to the onsite café and had a coffee, which was included in the experience, and a really nice touch! Overall Hoo Farm was a great place and this activity is well worth the price!! The staff were very helpful and informed and the animals were fantastic, a really nice way to spend an afternoon!!
If a meerkat is on your shoulder do not open your mouth!!