Get up close to one of the planet’s most endangered and beautiful animals with this Tickle a Tapir experience for two people. These native creatures of Brazil have been around for 35 million years and now you can meet a whole family of them at Paradise Wildlife Park.
Normally found splashing around in their beloved pool, these super friendly animals are almost always keen for a tickle, so don’t be shy if you fancy giving them a stroke. You’ll learn from an experienced guide how to approach and feed them using a few tasty snacks. You’ll also be able to ask questions and hear all about how these prehistoric-looking creatures are being protected from extinction. You might even get to see some baby tapirs if you’re lucky.
At the end of your encounter you’ll be presented with a certificate and souvenir t-shirt each, before being allowed back into the main area of Paradise Wildlife Park to explore the remaining attractions.
- Introduction and refreshments
- 15 minutes spent with a tapir
- Presentation of experience certificate and souvenir t-shirt each
- Entry to Paradise Wildlife Park for two people
- Personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
What happens on the day?
On arrival at Paradise Wildlife Park, you’ll be greeted by staff and offered complimentary drinks in the Discovery Centre. There, you will be met by a member of the Animal Park team, who will brief you on health and safety information before showing you through to the tapir’s enclosure.
Once in the enclosure you’ll be invited to tickle and feed a tapir while your experienced guide shares some interesting facts about these fascinating animals. Don’t forget your camera as there will be opportunities for your guide to take some shots of you tickling and feeding a tapir before leaving the enclosure.
At the end of your encounter, you’ll be presented with a fantastic commemorative certificate and souvenir t-shirt each to take away with you. You’ll also be free to continue exploring the remaining attractions at Paradise Wildlife Park.
Need to know
- Minimum age: 10 (under 16s must be accompanied by a paying adult)
- Women in the early stages of pregnancy should consult their doctor or midwife before booking
This experience is available on selected dates throughout the year.
We recommend you book at least four to six weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on your voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.
How long should I allow for this experience?
Your experience will last 30 minutes, with 15 minutes of those spent with the tapir. You are welcome to spend all day at the venue.
Can I bring spectators?
Although spectators will not be able to accompany the voucher holder during their experience, they may pay normal admission prices to enter the park and enjoy the other attractions and animals.
Disabled access is available, for further information please discuss with the supplier at the time of booking.
This experience is not exclusive and you may be joined by other people on the day.
The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Packaging and Delivery
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