If anyone has any more detailed information about visiting capybaras in Britain I would be very grateful for this information. I am particularly keen to find out about zoos or petting zoos where people can interact with the capybaras. I also wonder if there are any people with pet capybaras in Britain who welcome visitors, as is often the case in America.
A few zoos may allow you into the capybara enclosure to pet or feed the capybaras but the going rate for this wonderful experience may be as high as £50. In Australia, zoos charge about AU$50 to interact with their wild animals. At Nagasaki Bio Park there is no extra charge for entering the capybara enclosure and you can stay as long as you like.
In America there are quite a few people who keep exotic animals as pets or have small petting zoos, and who welcome visitors. Often there is no specific entry charge and they rely on donations, usually $10 per person.
Shepreth Park near Cambridge charges £50 to enter the capybara enclosure and interact with their capybaras.
I was warned by one zoo, Beale Park near Reading, Berkshire, that if the weather was not to their liking the capybaras might remain inside where I would not be able to see them, rather than coming out into their enclosure. I suspect this will be true at quite a few zoos in Britain.
Chessington zoo allows some children to interact with the capybaras on occasional weekends if the family have paid to become members at the zoo.
Below is a list of zoos in Britain which have capybaras as of March 2019:
|ALFRISTON / Drusillas Zoo Park|
|AMAZONAZO / AmazonaZoo|
|BASILDON / Beale Park|
|BEKESBRNE / Howletts Wild Animal Park|
|BELFAST / Belfast Zoological Gardens|
|BIRMNGHAM / Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park|
|BLACKPOOL / Blackpool Zoo|
|BRANTON / Yorkshire Wildlife Park|
|BRENT LOG / Hanwell Zoo|
|BURFORD / Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens|
|CHESINGTN / Chessington World of Adventures, Ltd.|
|CHESTER / North of England Zoological Society|
|COMBE MAR / Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park|
|DARTMOOR / Dartmoor Zoological Park|
|DUDLEY / Dudley Zoological Gardens|
|ESHOTTHEU / Northumberland Country Zoo|
|EXMOOR / Exmoor Zoological Park|
|FIVE SIST / The Five Sisters Zoo Park|
|FOLLYFARM / Folly Farm Leisure Ltd|
|HAMERTON / Hamerton Zoological Park|
|ISL AM AD / Amazon World|
|KNOWSLEY / Knowsley Safari Park|
|LDWP / Lake District Wildlife Park|
|LOTHERTON / Lotherton Bird Garden|
|LYMPNE / Port Lympne Wild Animal Park|
|MALTON / Flamingo Land LTD|
|MARWELL / Marwell Wildlife|
|NEWBALL / Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park|
|NEWQUAYZO / Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)|
|NORTHUCOL / Northumberland College|
|PAIGNTON / Paignton Zoo Environmental Park|
|REASEHEAT / Reaseheath College Animal Centre|
|SHEPRETH / Shepreth Wildlife Park|
|SHUTTLCOL / Shuttleworth College Animal Centre|
|SO LAKES / Safari Zoo|
|TAMWORTH / Drayton Manor Park Zoo|
|TILGATE / Tilgate Nature Centre|
|WILD DSCV / Wild Discovery|
|WOBURNLTD / Woburn Safari Park|
|WRAXALL / Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm|