Amazing Animal Encounters - The original 'Amazing Animals' based in Kent Est. 2011

OUR AMAZING ANIMALS
We can't show you every amazing animal the world has to offer, but we can certainly help kindle a love for animals and wildlife with the ones we do
The majority of our animals have been rehomed to us. The work we do allows us to keep the animals and to accept additional ones from time to time on a case by case basis. Only members of our family who are happy to get involved and interact with you are listed here. Animals that require companionship of their own species are listed here on their own because they are suitable for interaction with members of the public but their companions are not. If you are booking for a children's birthday party please read the descriptions carefully. Not all animals are available or suitable for your booking. Animals enclosures and accommodation pictures at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AmazingAnimalEncounters/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1201784743203862
 
 

Roo the wallaby
Roo the wallaby
Roo is available to meet at HQ only. Roo came from a park where they had too many young males. Parma wallabies are solitary although may hang around in 'mobs' for safety. Dominant males can get aggressive towards young males like Roo. Because Roo was friendly and would take food from people, he was ideal to come live with us where he can gets lot of attention. He has a very large enclosure in our orchard but also likes relaxing in the house free range in the evenings with our children
Miss Dinky the pot belly pig
Miss Dinky the pot belly pig
Dinky is our very popular house trained pig and has appeared in national newspapers and magazines. Dinky free ranges in our organic orchard but sleeps in our house, so she can come and go as she pleases with plenty of space for exercise as pigs are highly intelligent and very easily get bored, frustrated and destructive without appropriate space. She has her very own settee in our living room! Please be aware Dinky is her name - not a description! Available with head handler Maria. For 1:1's, static displays, photography and film. Children over 7 years of age
Martha the Tanuki
Martha the Tanuki
Martha is a type of wild dog from Asia. They are farmed in China, Russia and Europe for their fur. Strictly for teens and adults only or educational settings such as secondary schools. Martha lives in a large outdoor enclosure which provides her with a natural habitat, including access to open water so that she can behave in a natural way. Available with head handler Maria. Martha came from another animal handler who had to move out of her home and disperse her animal collection
OWLS and BIRDS OF PREY
OWLS and BIRDS OF PREY
Available for static displays, educational groups etc, with professional bird handlers
Vincent the fox
Vincent the fox
Vincent is a domesticated Silver, or Siberian fox. Available with head handler Maria. They originate from fur farms and do not exist in the wild. Vincent lives in a large enclosure with Martha the tanuki. Their kennel is attached to our house and has a little front door direct into our front room from underneath the piano! Suitable for ages 7 and over
Squirt the skunk
Squirt the skunk
AAT RECOMMENDED. Squirt's owner's decided the best thing for Squirt was a home where he could roam free. We keep in regular contact with his previous owners. Squirt lives free in our house just like the cats, with cat beds and a litter tray. Suitable for all ages, available for all session types
Sasha the Siberian Eagle Owl
Sasha the Siberian Eagle Owl
Available with handler Ellie for Raptor displays, flying displays and owl one:one sessions
Cookie the dog
Cookie the dog
Cookie is EXCLUSIVELY for our residential home, hospice, hospital and one:one clients only
Sheep & lambs
Sheep & lambs
Our sheep were rescued orphans from farms, given love, warmth and plenty of bottles of milk. As little babies they slept in our kitchen by the range. They grew up to be just as fun and friendly as dogs. Available for static displays, events, tv, film and one to one sessions at Hq only. Mummies with babies free range in the orchard at HQ before going into our three acre pasture with the big sheep. Available with head handler Maria
Sugar Gliders
Sugar Gliders
For ages 7 and over for all session types. Our sugar gliders came from another animal handler who had to move out of her home and disperse her animal collection. They live in a good sized aviary in our living room allowing them to display natural behaviour such as foraging, gliding and nesting.
Lola the pony
Lola the pony
Available to meet at HQ only. Lola was given away to us. She is very naughty and was living alone with no human or animal contact far from anyone before she came to live here.
Terrence the chinchilla
Terrence the chinchilla
AAT RECOMMENDED, SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES, Suitable for all session types
Bramble the African Pygmy Hedgehog
Bramble the African Pygmy Hedgehog
Our hedgehogs were given to us by a young man whose mum wasn't so keen on the hedgehogs in her home. Suitable for all session types
Daniel the degu
Daniel the degu
Daniel and his companion came to us after their owners moved house, leaving them with a neighbour, but didn't return. Daniel is a friendly degu
Tortoises
Tortoises
Speedy and Guy are our spur thigh tortoises. They have a purpose built enclosure which is 4mx2m. PRE-SCHOOLER AND SEN RECOMMENDED. Not available during winter as hibernating. Suitable for all session types
Tarantulas
Tarantulas
We have many species including Chile Rose, Chaco Golden knee, Salmon pink and Goliath bird eater. Please note for insurance/safety purposes children under 7 may not handle. An appropriate species will be chosen dependent on session type
Guinea pigs
Guinea pigs
PRE-SCHOOLER RECOMMENDED. Our guinea pigs live indoors during cold weather but go out on sunny days and in summer to a purpose built enclosure which is 4mx2m with additional housing on the side. Suitable for all session types
Joey the duck
Joey the duck
suitable for everyone and likely the only indoor suitable duck you will meet! Joey is very clean and will not leave any mess behind! He lives in a roomy purpose built enclosure which he shares with the other ducks and free ranges in our orchard
Rabbits
Rabbits
In winter our rabbits live indoors in 'The Warren' (our son's room) and sleep in the biggest indoor rabbit enclosure available on the market. On sunny spring days and in Summer they go out into a purpose built 7mx4m walk in enclosure.
Clementine the bearded dragon
Clementine the bearded dragon
Clementine was rescued from a backyard breeder. She has a purpose built 6ftx3ft vivarium in our living room. Reptiles must be kept in special enclosure called a vivarium with exposure to UV light and heating which are specific to their species. Suitable for all session types
Royal Pythons
Royal Pythons
We only take out our little Royal Pythons for sessions. Our biggest snake at home is a 7ft boa constrictor
White's Tree Frogs
White's Tree Frogs
Our tree frogs were rehomed to us from a school
Golden Bell frogs
Golden Bell frogs
For ages 7 and up
Giant African Land Snails
Giant African Land Snails
Suitable for all session types
Train millipede
Train millipede
For children 7 years and up. Suitable for all session types
Dorothy and Timothy the Hissing cockroaches
Dorothy and Timothy the Hissing cockroaches
Suitable for all ages and session types
Kokomo the Praying Mantis
Kokomo the Praying Mantis
Available on Ellie's Invert Sessions