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About Us & Our Animal Encounters

Bearded Dragon - available for animal parties and encounters

What We Do

We take great pride in teaching about animals needs & care and hope to inspire responsible keeping at our events. The events we offer are fun and hands on so you will be able to get really up close to the animals and handle some really unusual species, all while learning a little about them. We don’t just cater for animal parties, so if you are looking for something a little more informative we can provide our animal encounter services for educational talks which provide students with information on not just the animals, but their habitats, diets, conservation programs and much more (to suit your current topics). We also provide encounters for fetes & fairs, weddings, corporate events, film & television, and charity events. Check out our Services page for details on all the different services we offer.

 

  • Fully insured up to £5m public liability
  • Performing animals licence
  • DEFRA animal transport licence
  • First aid trained

Meet The Team

Zoo 4 You is a family run animal party & encounter business founded by Samantha Knapp and partner Declan Knapp, both of whom are very passionate about animals and have kept many different animals for a number of years.

Samantha Knapp

Samantha Knapp

Founder

“As a child I kept Monitor Lizards, Iguanas and Toads which introduced me to my love for all animals! My favourite animal is the Lemur because I am fascinated with all animals from Madagascar and I love the way they leap around the trees, plus they are super cute. I love working with animals, and my favourite aspect is training them to display their natural behaviours. This is something that I am hoping to work into our presentations in the very near future.”

Declan Knapp

Declan Knapp

Founder

“I started out working in a reptile shop and my passion of working with animals grew. My favourite animal is the Red Panda because they are very cute and agile. I enjoy flying our owls and other birds of prey, my aim for the near future is to own my own Harris Hawk.”

Cheryl Berry

Cheryl Berry

Administration

“My favourite animal is the Emperor Tamarin, not only because they are incredibly cute but also because of their incredibly eccentric facial hair! I work in the office of Zoo 4 You and have been here since May 2014. I have been a supporter of Samantha and Declan’s business since they started out and am pleased to be more involved. I enjoy spending time with all of the animals, some of which I get visits from in the office!”