Animal Adventures

Make your dreams come true!

Are you fascinated by certain species and have you always dreamed of meeting them up close? At Pairi Daiza, that dream can come true, thanks to the “Animal Adventures”: unique behind-the-scenes moments in the company of your favorite animals.

Participating in the “Animal Adventures” also means contributing to improving the living conditions of the animals and protecting the species. Every euro raised through these experiences is reinvested in the welfare of the park’s animals.

Currently, eight experiences are offered (by reservation only). Discover them below and become one of the lucky ones who gets access to the backstage and can approach our protected animals up close!

Our activities in detail

The secrets of the giraffes

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In the company of a guide, you’ll head to the new lookout point by the giraffes and learn more about the dangers they face, as well as their habits in the wild and at Pairi Daiza. You might also have the chance to feed our spotted friends, if they feel like it and grant you that honor.

PRACTICAL INFO

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Available: every day at 13:15
  • Language: French and Dutch (depending on the date)
  • Price per person (excluding admission ticket): €7.5
  • Group size: 15 people
  • Minimum age: 3 years (participation in the activity is not possible below this age)
  • Note: All children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult participating in the activity and also have a reserved spot.
  • Accessible for people with reduced mobility (PRM)

Link for the Dutch activity

 

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Shower of the Asian elephants

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Grab the garden hose and give Po Chin his daily shower! In the company of the caregivers of the Asian elephants, you’ll discover the secrets of this impressive species and learn more about the dangers they face.

PRACTICAL INFO

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Available: on Wednesday and Saturday at 14:30
  • Language: French and English (depending on the date)
  • Price per person (excluding admission ticket): €120
  • Group size: 4 people
  • Minimum age: 14 years (participation in the activity is not possible below this age)
  • Note: All children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult participating in the activity and also have a reserved spot.
  • Not accessible for people with reduced mobility (PRM)

Link for the French activity

 

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Lunch of the elephants

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Did you know that an Asian elephant eats an average of 200 kilograms of food per day? How about participating in the preparation of these hearty meals yourself?

PRACTICAL INFO

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Available: every day at 12:45
  • Language: French and English
  • Price per person (excluding admission ticket): €7.5
  • Group size: 30 people
  • Minimum age: 3 years (participation in the activity is not possible below this age)
  • Note: All children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult participating in the activity and also have a reserved spot.
  • Not accessible for people with reduced mobility (PRM)
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Meet the Steller sea lions

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Visit the territory of our six majestic Steller sea lions and approach these impressive animals up to 1 meter away during a feeding session!

PRACTICAL INFO

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Available: on Wednesday and Friday at 13:30
  • Language: French and English (depending on the date)
  • Price per person (excluding admission ticket): €65
  • Group size: 5 people
  • Minimum age: 12 years (participation in the activity is not possible below this age)
  • Not accessible for people with reduced mobility (PRM)

Link for the French activity

 

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Meet the tapirs

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Meet these peaceful mammals and discover their territory alongside their caregivers, who will share their passion for these herbivores with you, and approach them up close.

PRACTICAL INFO

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Available: on Tuesday and Wednesday at 15:00
  • Language: French
  • Price per person (excluding admission ticket): €55
  • Group size: 6 people
  • Minimum age: 6 years (participation in the activity is not possible below this age)
  • Not accessible for people with reduced mobility (PRM)
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Discover the reptiles

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Learn all there is to know about the peculiarities of these mysterious animals and take the opportunity to debunk the beliefs and fears surrounding them.

PRACTICAL INFO

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Available: on Wednesday and Saturday at 15:45
  • Language: French and Dutch (depending on the date)
  • Price per person (excluding admission ticket): €15
  • Group size: 10 people
  • Minimum age: 5 years (participation in the activity is not possible below this age)
  • Note: All children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult participating in the activity and also have a reserved spot.
  • Accessible for people with reduced mobility (PRM)

Link for the Dutch activity

 

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Lunch of the squirrel monkeys

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On the island of Mandala, you’ll discover the new living space of these little squirrel monkeys and you can observe these small thieves up close while they have lunch.

Note: This is not a feeding moment, so you cannot feed the common marmosets yourself.

PRACTICAL INFO

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Availability : subject to the dates
  • Language: French and Dutch (depending on the dates)
  • Price per person (excluding admission ticket): €7.5
  • Group size: 20 people
  • Minimum age: 3 years (participation in the activity is not possible below this age)
  • Note: All children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult participating in the activity and also have a reserved spot.
  • Accessible for people with reduced mobility (PRM)

Link for the Dutch activity

 

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Enrichment for the squirrel monkeys

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Together with the caregivers, you’ll head to the floating hut on Mandala Island to prepare enrichments containing various treats hidden for the squirrel monkeys.

PRACTICAL INFO

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Available: on Saturday and Monday at 14:00
  • Language: French
  • Price per person (excluding admission ticket): €55
  • Group size: 6 people
  • Minimum age: 10 years (participation in the activity is not possible below this age)
  • Not accessible for people with reduced mobility (PRM)
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Contact us

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For any inquiries, we are available from Monday to Friday (except on holidays) from 9:00 to 13:30 and from 14:30 to 17:00.

TEL: +32 (0) 68 250 833

E-MAIL: [email protected]

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Rescue and care for reptiles and amphibians

The Pairi Daiza Foundation is dedicated to rescuing and caring for abandoned or confiscated reptiles and amphibians. It has its own rescue center located in the heart of the park. This helps to mitigate the emergence of invasive species, and the foundation devotes 4,400 hours annually to caring for these animals to ensure their well-being.

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