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The Animal Company offers a comprehensive range of trained animals for hire, for use in Film, TV, Advertising and still photography. Uniquely many of the animals we work with are privately owned by us. However if we do not have what you are looking for, The Animal Company has access to hundreds of different species via our network of animal experts throughout the country.

Specialising in animal hire, based in the Midlands area. We are situated within the Peak District. This gives quick and easy access to London, and also the North. As part of our service we ensure that all animals are accompanied by experienced handlers. All events and productions carry public liability insurance, and are fully risk assessed.

Animal Welfare is of up most priority, which is why we work closely with DEFRA and Animals in Transit to ensure the highest standards of care. This means we always provide healthy, happy animals. We supply exotic, traditional farm and domestic animals for hire.

We are delighted to provide a fantastic range of animals, ranging from reindeer hire, horse hire, camel hire, penguin hire and much more.

The Animal Company is the UK’s fastest growing animal hire firm, supplying trained animals for Film, TV, Media & Events. This year we have launched which has proved a great success and enabled us to work for some of the top named brands, our petting farm animals have even visited Royalty and The Ritz, London (The first ever animals to visit the Ritz in over 100 years).

The Mini Farm is a mobile petting farm, aimed at introducing animals to children who may not ordinarily get the opportunity to bottle feed lambs or pet rabbits and chicks. Typical events range from 50 to 5000 people, and the farm can be adapted to suit most events.

Please contact our team today to discuss our animals for hire and how we can help provide the right animals for your film, TV show, advertising shoot or event.

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Address: The Animal Company, Beech Tree Farm, Pasturefields, Great Haywood, Stafford, ST18 0RB

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The Animal Company hire camels for your event. Camel hire, is very popular for events, weddings and even racing. Our camels are bactrian, that means they have two humps. They are trained to be ridden and also led on a lead rope.

The camels are based in the uk, but cover all areas like Birmingham, London, Manchester, Liverpool, and further North. Camels in the Uk are rare, The Animal Company are one of a handful of private owners other than zoos of course.

Nathan Anderson-Dixon & his wife Charlotte, run The Animal Company, with the help of a dedicated work force. New members of the team include Alison and Dominic, with whom Nathan has had experience of working with in the past. Alison is an expert reindeer trainer and handler; she also has a broad knowledge of animal husbandry. Dominic has trained long horn cattle to feature on a block buster movie; he has worked on set with names such as Russell Crow in the feature film “Nottingham”. “Performing animals have always been a passion of mine” Said Alison. “I love to get an untrained animal and add value to it, by training it to do something special”.

The Animal Company always put the welfare of our animals first; we focus on achieving what our customer’s want, whilst making sure our animals are happy. This is why we do not let our animals work consecutive days for example. Each animal would get the following day off if it has worked, which means no animal could work more than 3 days a week, or consecutive days.



As you can imagine, hire of animals involves much paperwork for movements, risk assessments and regulation.

If you are from DEFRA or trading standards and have any questions regarding any of our events please e-mal Also contact Charlotte regarding accounts and invoicing queries.

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Find out more about the animal hire work we have carried out, including for events, films and TV, at

If you are looking for a special animal for your event, call the animal company on 01889 565566, or e-mail us at

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