Virtual Animal Encounters

If you’re looking for an educational, entertaining, interactive and safe activity for your group or family, then why not book one of my Virtual Animal Encounters! 🤠🦎🦜🐍🦔🦂🦉🦗

You’ll get to meet and learn about lots of amazing animals including a Snake🐍, Lizard🦎, Parrot🦜 or Owl🦉, Mammal 🦔🐘 and Creepy Crawlies 🦗🦂!I

I’ve provided many sessions for Guides, Rainbows, Brownies and Send groups from all over the UK and beyond! Receiving lots of very positive feedback.A session lasts approximately 45 minutes, tailored to age group and ability.

Interaction and asking questions is encouraged, although the questions regularly get difficult! 😅😂

Virtual Animal Encounters are £50.

Get in touch to book your session!🤠

School Visits

The animals and I visit preschools, schools and colleges covering many topics within the curriculum.

Presentations are tailored to the year group and always involve plenty of hands-on interaction with the animals.

I am fully licensed, insured and hold an Enhanced D.B.S Certificate with a subscription to the DBS Update Service.

Animal Activity License Number MAU 008248

Outside of the Torquay area travel will be charged at 50p per mile.

Here’s just a few of the preschools, schools and colleges the animals and I have visited:



Animal Encounter Birthday Parties

Animal Encounter Birthday Parties are one of our most popular services.  

We have some great reviews on our Facebook page “Animal Encounters with Chris Johnson”.

It’s the perfect gift for someone who would love the opportunity to get hands-on and interact with a wide range of wonderful animals!

I can bring a diverse selection to your home or hired venue including: Snakes, Lizards, Tortoises, Exotic Mammals, Owls and Creepy Crawlies!

Animal Encounter Birthday Parties can be for one hour, one and a half hours or two hours. More time means more animals!

A one hour encounter includes: A Tortoise, Two Snakes, Two Lizards, and Creepy Crawlies!

A ninety minute encounter adds an Owl and a Madagascan Hedgehog (Tenrec)!

A two hour encounter adds a Chameleon and another species of your choice from options including; a much larger snake (Boa) or a second Owl.

More pictures of the animals here.

I ask for a maximum of around fifteen children, this is for the animal’s welfare and to give you the best experience.

Everyone gets the opportunity to handle and interact with all of the animals, it’s an up-close and hands-on experience!

The birthday person even gets a present to remember their Animal Encounter Birthday Party!

It’s the perfect gift for the animal-mad person in your life!

Fully licensed and insured, all staff hold an Enhanced D.B.S Certificate alomg with a subscription to the Update Service.

Our Animal Activity License Number is MAU 008248

Prices from £120

Travel will be charged outside of the Torquay area.

Book using the Contact page or call Chris on 07794466271

End of summer and moving indoors. 

It has been a brilliant first summer season showing and educating people about my fantastic animals, and I wanted to thank everyone who booked us.  I am already thinking about next season and how I might improve our public displays so stay tuned!

Moving into the colder months means that we can no longer offer outdoor events. Animals from tropical climates really don’t appreciate our winters, I must admit that I would like a year round summer! 

However, indoor events are fine in the winter and we are getting booked for a variety of events, so keep us in mind.

We might see you soon! 

Chris and the zoo!

Paignton Regatta

What a busy weekend at the Paignton Regatta!

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of August the animals and I have been on Paignton green for their regatta. Our animal encounters have been really popular, with many people handling and learning about the animals on display. 

The animals are now back in their enclosures for a well earned rest, but we will be back at the Regatta again on Thursday 11th. Weather permitting! 

Hope to see you there! 

Busy Busy Busy

With the summer upon us, well sort of. The animals and I have been busy doing many Animal Encounters, at various summer fayres, village shows and private bookings.  Suffice to say I am thrilled by it’s popularity and I am pleased to say that many more are happening over the coming weeks! 

On the 31st of July we will be attending the Totnes Show. Which I think will be the largest so far, if you are going come and meet some of the animals.

 I am looking forward to it and all the others!

Bye for now. 

Dunsford Show 

Today I took some animals along to the Dunsford Show. I must admit that I haven’t been to Dunsford, in the Teign Valley before.  The whole area is absolutely beautiful, the show is in the valley with trees and sea of green towering above you. 

The show had a brilliant atmosphere and was very well supported. I could only catch glimpses of the events in the main arena, but a number looked very interesting. 

My animals were not the only animals at the show, many dogs took part in a fun dog show and a horse show was on at the other end of the field.  Being a rider myself I would have liked to seen a lot more of the horses, I suppose that is a downside of working at these events. 

I had a brilliant time though and was delighted to be a part of the show.  Many people enjoyed seeing the animals, and thank you to everyone who supported my stall. 

See you next year!