Ring tailed lemurs are extremely social animals whilst also being incredibly inquisitive which means that they are great for animal encounters. We know this from many years of running this same experience at Wingham Wildlife Park.
What is a ring tailed lemur experience?
You will meet one of our keepers who will walk you through our tropical house until you get to our ring tailed lemur enclosure outdoors, where they will tell you a little more about what is going to happen and go through some health and safety about the experience.
You will then enter the enclosure with our keeper to meet our conspiracy of ring tailed lemurs (yes that’s what you call a group of lemurs) up close and personal.
Once you go in to the enclosure, the keeper will hand you a bowl of food for these gentle, inquisitive animals. To begin with, they will most likely want to help themselves, however once they have each had a little bit you may be able to hand feed some of them as well. Once they settle in you will be able to gently stroke the ring tailed lemurs who come and see you… They will likely also all make you find out what it feels like to become a climbing frame!
The time in the enclosure with the ring tailed lemurs will be around 15 minutes – after this they usually gets bored of new people, and as soon as they are finished, or they don’t want to do the encounter it is time to say good bye to your new furry friends – our animals never have to do anything they don’t wish to and we can never guarantee a set amount or level of contact.
Are there any ring tailed lemur experience restrictions?
Ring tailed lemurs are a very active species who love to climb. As such the enclosure needs to be designed in a way which facilitates this, and as a result the enclosure does have a slightly uneven substrate making it unsuitable for wheelchair access and various branches and climbing equipment which mean that getting around the enclosure requires you to be steady on your feet.
The minimum age for this experience is 4 years for children to do it on their own – however if accompanied by an adult, they can take part at any age.
What’s included in the ring tailed lemur experience price?
As of now the Sandwich Wildlife Park is still a work in progress and is not a site where you can spend the day and walk around on your own. As such, when you are paying for a ring tailed lemur experience, that is all which is included in the price. You will be met by one of our keepers who will walk you to and from our reception, giving you a short insight in to the on-going work which we are doing in the park. En-route you will however inevitably still see some of our other species. Including the experience, walk to and from reception and health & safety briefing, please expect to be at the park for 30 minutes.
The price is for one person to do the experience and for one other person to come along (not doing the experience) as a spectator to ensure that they can get some nice photos of you meeting the ring tailed lemurs. If you wish to have any further spectators these can be purchased at a cost of £5 extra per person. However please note that once again they will not be able to explore the rest of the park.
How much does the ring tailed lemur experience cost?
The ring tailed lemur experience costs £60 per person including 1 free spectator.
We can however cater for 4 people to do the experience at a time in which case the price drops to £50 per person, but this time without any free spectators.
Extra spectator tickets cost £5 per person