Animals in Hands – Bringing the Zoo to You!


Animals in Hands – the Birmingham based Animal Man – has been working across the West Midlands and beyond for over 12 years, enjoying sharing his love of animals with so many people ~ children and adults alike.
During this time, Animals in Hands have visited a range of settings from nurseries, schools and colleges, museums and libraries, to care homes, cub and scouts’ groups, brownies and guides, as well as to the world of business, through attending corporate events. In short, whoever you are, wherever you are, Animals in Hands can bring a zoo lab to you in the form of an exotic zoo.
Animals in Hands ensure that, when you book Mo, you get Mo – or, as he is affectionately known by many children he has facilitated to, Mo the Zoo Keeper.
Everything that we undertake with our animals is centred, first and foremost, around animal welfare, not only when the animals are being exhibited but also when they are back at base. All facilitators are fully enhanced DBS cleared to work in schools and other such settings with children.

The Animal Man       

Can you support us?

Exotic animals are frequently purchased but sometimes owners may no longer be able to continue to look after them or they may be neglected or abandoned. Are you able to help support our work to rescue and re-home exotic pets? Click here to find out more


Animals in Hands are pleased that, as from 29th April 2019 and as a result of new Government legislation, The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, they now hold the Licence to Keep or Train Animals for Exhibition.

Licence No: LN000004450

Licence Holder is Mr M Safeer, trading as Animals in Hands
This is a licence awarded by the Local Authority, following inspection, to show that Animals in Hands are providing the best levels of animal welfare and care, that we are regularly inspected by the Local Authority and veterinary surgeons and are working with them to ensure high levels of health and safety, with all necessary policies, procedures, insurances and risk assessments in place.

Other licence we hold are:
Public Liability Insurance – Policy No: U1251823
Licence to Transport Animals – Licence No: UK/LEICET/00085305

One thing we would advise, before booking any animal encounter company, check that they have up to date licences and Public Liability Insurance in place, otherwise you might end up not being insured for hosting any activity undertaken by them.