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Calderglen zoo

Calderglen zoo

Calderglen Zoo opened in 1982 and is home to over 50 different species, some of which are critically endangered. Being about an acre in size, the zoo specialises in small creatures. You'll discover meerkats, families of monkeys, noisy Kookaburras, cheeky Ring-tailed Coati, and Burrowing Owls. Come and meet the smallest tortoise and the rarest bird. Find out how Calderglen is helping to conserve these endangered animals. Learn about our work with the British and Irish Associations of Zoos and Aquaria (BIAZA).

Check our notice board for details of afternoon feeding times. During feeding times you have the chance to talk to the keepers about some of the animals.

Calderglen zoo talk and tour

Here at Calderglen zoo we offer two different animal tours: an Animal Encounter or a Feeding Tour.

Animal Encounter: involves the group getting to meet some animals such as snakes and lizards up close. The animal keeper will tell the group all about the animals. This is an educational session for groups from nurseries, schools, colleges or universities. We also welcome community groups such as scouts and brownies. Duration 40-60 min.

Feeding Tour: involves the group getting to see animals such as the coatis, meerkats and others being fed. The animal keeper feeding them will tell the group all about the animals. The feeding tour takes place in the outside zoo area so groups should wear weather appropriate clothing. Duration 30-40 min.


All talks and tours need to be booked in advance for a one off payment. This includes entry for all adults to the Conservatory and Zoo. Maximum group size for all talks and tours is 25. Cost: £30.90

For further information and booking availability

Please email us at  giving details of your group, including contact person, address, phone number and email address. Please include the number of children, number of adults and any additional needs or requirements. All talks and tours are suitable for people with disabilities. Alternatively you can telephone us on 01355 236644.

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