Desert Springs

This enclosure has been specially created to encourage the natural foraging, burrowing and breeding behaviour of Woburn Safari Park's meerkat residents.

The sandy sanctuary mimics the animals' natural desert environment, with rocky areas and artificial termite mounds.  Keepers will spread feeds around the area, encouraging the animals' natural curiosity to forage out food.  Each species has their own special house, where they can retreat into a burrow or den, suited to their natural preferences for sleeping.

Desert Springs is home to Yellow Mongoose, Meerkats and African Crested Porcupines.

Visitors can walk through the habitat under cover and view the meerkats throughout the day. Catch the feeding times and keeper talks each day - check your timetable for more details.