Meet the capybaras

Meet the capybaras!


Capybaras are the world's largest rodents and the friendliest! Now's your chance to get up close and personal with these gentle giants in a unique, unforgettable experience.

A unique and interactive encounter that brings you face-to-face with our charming Capybara family. Perfect for animal lovers, this experience promises to be a highlight of your visit to the zoo. Enjoy the unique opportunity to get up close to the capybaras, feeding and scratching them under the supervision of the zookeeper. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Capture your memorable moments with the capybaras, whether it’s a selfie or a video of you feeding these friendly giants.

The keeper will escort you to the capybara habitat for your health and a safety briefing. You’ll learn from one of our experienced zookeepers how to approach and feed the capybaras using a few tasty snacks. You’ll also be able to ask questions and hear all about how this amazing animal.

Our keeper will be on hand to guide you through this amazing animal experience with our family of Capybara. This is a real opportunity to get up close and personal with these viral sensations, as you feed them and give them a good scratch. Don’t forget your camera as there will be opportunities for your keeper to take some shots and videos of you interacting with the capybaras before leaving the habitat.

You can purchase an annual membership to the park online here.

Our Gift Vouchers can be redeemed across all of our experiences, including our Meet The Capybara package! Perfect as a gift for friends or family.

The What to Know's


  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Groups of up to 2.
  • Minimum age: 8 years old (Participants under the age of 16 years must be accompanied on site by a paying adult).
  • Children under 10 years must be accompanied by a participating adult (age 16 years and over).
  • Participants receive a certificate.
  • Trainers, Boots or Wellies MUST be worn.
  • Availability: 5 days a week – Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Experience Prices


Each experience includes admission to the zoo, so you can spend the whole day to explore all of our facilities we have to offer around your experience if you wish.

You can bring guests who pay normal admission prices online in advance but cannot participate in the experience.

From: £99.00

Terms of Experience


Please read through our terms and conditions below regarding our experiences before booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our feed the capybaras package includes a ticket to our zoo so once you're done with your experience you can enjoy & explore the rest of Hertfordshire Zoo.

Our feed the capybaras package is perfect for children and a great way to create a memory they won't forget. The minimum age for this experience is 8 (Participants under the age of 16 years must be accompanied on site by a paying adult).

Our feed the capybara experience package is the perfect choice for an individual or as a group of 2. Share the fun and bring a friend!

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