Cornwall LivingIssue #73
Discover what the animals at Newquay Zoo get up to after hours.
If you’re looking for a unique evening out this summer then head down to Newquay Zoo on Friday 20th July for an out of hours animal experience.
Newquay Zoo will be opening its doors at night in a one-off experience for visitors to see what life is like for the animals out of hours. The zoo is home to a variety of animals, from penguins to red pandas and lions to lynx. It’s also home to some of the rarest birds in the world, Javan green magpies. The experience will include talks from keepers on the lives of sloths, macaques, lions, penguins and a meet and greet in the Gems of the Jungle enclosure where the rare magpies reside.
“Seeing the animals at night really is a whole new experience, as they’re often a lot more active in the evenings.”
From 6pm to 8.30pm, you’ll be able to meet the keepers and the rare and endangered animals that they look after – you may even get the opportunity to feed the animals yourselves! Explore the zoo at your own pace and learn more about exotic species through interactive talks along the way. The zoo’s Marketing Co-ordinator Rebecca Blake tells us: “Not only will the keepers talk about the different species, they’ll also talk about the animals’ characteristics, what they like to eat, their names and even how they became keepers themselves,” providing real insight into the lives of your favourite animals.
Rebecca continues: “this will be a unique one-off event for all ages. There will be plenty to see, do and learn about for everyone and visitors will be able to stop along the way and enjoy a hot meal as part of their ticket! Seeing the animals at night really is a whole new experience, as they’re often a lot more active in the evenings.”
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the animals you love and see them in a whole new light, literally – a unique experience that’ll create lasting memories for you and your children. You’ll even get to tuck in to a delicious dinner yourselves too!
This one-off experience is set to sell out fast so booking is essential! Tickets can be found on the Newquay Zoo website and are £18 per person, which includes a hot meal from the café during your visit.
"Seeing the animals at night really is a whole new experience, as they’re often a lot more active in the evenings."