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About Us
Animal encounter birthday party
The Animal Ark Travelling Zoo is part of a large pet store in Maltby, Rotherham.  The owner Abby Rees purchased the store in March 2016.  Being a teacher Abby saw a potential market to bring her skills into the industry and developed a specially designed 'Party/Encounter' room onsite.

Abby and her team will take bookings from Schools, Nurseries, Care Homes, Media and Events.  All staff are full trained and qualified and DBS checked.

Abby began her career in the Animal Care industry, after leaving Barnsley College where she studied Level 3 Animal Care.  She then went on to work as a Veterinary Nurse, before gaining a degree in Clinical Science.  Abby then went on to become a Science teacher and later specialised in Special Educational Needs, where she gained employment in a large S.E.N. school.  Whilst at the school Abby developed a small animal holding, where she gained funding to buy micro pigs and many exotic species.  She then went on to teach Animal Care within the school and work experience for some of the post-16 learners.  She also further developed the outdoor learning and has had training for Forest School.

She is now hoping to share her passion for animals with others, by offering interactive animal encounters with a range of exotic species - literally bringing the zoo to you!
We cover all of the South Yorkshire area (Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster).  
We are happy to travel further afield at an extra cost.