Binturong Keeper Experience

An Amazing New Keeper Experience for summer 2023! Come and Meet Winnie, our gorgeous Binturong…


Our Binturong Keeper Experience gives you the incredible opportunity to get up close to Winnie, where you can help to feed him his favourite snacks and learn all about these ‘bearcats’ who actually are neither a bear, nor a cat! Binturongs have a unique smell too, similar to buttery popcorn, and so being up close and personal you will also no doubt get to smell that too! This unique experience will be available on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 12.30pm and is limited to a maximum group size of 4.



*Please note this experience is only suitable for children aged 6 years and over.

Zoo admission is included in the price for the participant. Normal admission tickets are required for accompanying adults and children.


If you want to buy this Keeper Experience as a gift and let the recipient book their date, please buy a Gift Voucher here.


To avoid disappointment we do advise that you pre-book your place, but subject to availability you may be able to upgrade your ticket on the day at our admissions desk


What’s included


  • Your session will begin with a safety briefing.
  • You will then enter behind the scenes and into the Binturong’s habitat with a zoo keeper for approx. 20 mins.
  • Opportunity to feed him his favourite snacks.
  • Provide enrichments for him and watch his amazing ability to climb branches.
  • Discover where they are from, and their special adaptations for their habitat and smell his buttery popcorn smell!
  • All participants will receive a special commemorative certificate.

Terms and conditions / Experience info

  • General admission is included in the Binturong experience.
  • Participants should arrive at the meeting point 5 minutes before the start time.
  • Appropriate closed toe footwear must be worn for this experience.
  • Maximum of 4 participants per experience. Children must be at least 6 years of age and be accompanied by an adult. Each adult needs to pay normal zoo admission prices and must remain outside of but nearby the enclosure for the duration of the experience.
  • Participants must listen to the keeper at all times. Your safety as well as the welfare of all animals is our main priority. The keeper can stop the encounter or ask participants to exit the meerkat enclosure at any time should they feel it necessary.
  • Disabilities: Participants with learning or visual impairment must be accompanied by a carer who takes full responsibility for the adherence of health and safety and welfare protocols. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access available for this experience.
  • People with illnesses affecting their immune system, pregnant or nursing women or women who have given birth in the last months cannot participate in the experience. 
  • Crocodiles of the World reserve the right to cancel the experience at any point for animal welfare reasons.



  • If we receive notice of your cancellation or booking change more than 28 days in advance you will not lose any of the cost of your experience.
  • If we receive notice of your cancellation or booking change between 14 and 28 days in advance you will lose 50% of the cost of your experience.
  • If we receive notice of your cancellation or booking change less than 14 days in advance you will lose 100% of the cost of your experience.
  • In order to cover our costs, we will also charge an administrative fee of £10.00 for each cancelled or rebooked place

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, please read our FAQ page which may have the information you need. If you need any further assistance or have queries regarding your visit, please contact us.