Welcome to Wild Encounters!

*Due to our recent move to our new site in Coolyroe, Kilmeedy, we do not currently have a phone line installed. Please bear with us until we get this sorted but in the mean time please feel free to enquire by emailing us or sending a message through our facebook page. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.*

We are a small but expanding, fully zoo licenced animal facility, based in Coolyroe, Co. Limerick just outside Kilmeedy. Our ultimate goal is to eventually open up as a small zoo to the general public, but we have a lot of work before our dream becomes a reality! While we grow and expand, we currently operate to the public through our fun and, educational outreach programme and private on-site experiences.

Our programmes are designed to educate, entertain and stimulate people of all ages about the natural world through up close and personal experiences that are sure to make an impact and create memories!

Whether you come to us to meet our lively and entertaining group of meerkats as part of our 'Meet the Meerkats' experience, or whether we come to you as part of our outreach programme for an educational animal visit to your school; a calm and relaxing afternoon at your nursing home; animal parties for birthdays, holy communions/confirmations and other children’s events; or even photo opportunities and static displays for corporate family fun days and other functions, our goal is to interest children and adults alike and raise awareness of the animals we share the world with!

Wild Encounters is run by a professional team with a zoological and educational career background. We're zoo licenced, fully insured and garda vetted so why not GET WILD and enquire about one of our experiences or mobile zoo packages!!!

'Our pupils were fully engaged throughout and learned a lot from the visit without even realising it....would highly recommend Wild Encounters to any school or other organisation' Joby Hennessy, Deputy Principal, Emly National School

'...interesting, educational and interactive. The service users were able to touch or hold the animals while learning about them...We were very impressed' Sinead O'Brien, Enable Ireland Adult Services

'...would highly recommend Wild Encounters to any preschool/Montessori or any other group of children. Thank you for a lovely experience' Veronica Coleman, Little Gems Montessori Preschool

'Had absolutely brilliant time at our party yesterday. The kids couldnt stop talking about the animals. thanks a mill guys i'll definitely recommend you to all my friends' Debra Ryan