Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, formerly known as Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, is a zoo and safari park located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England. It is one of two zoos that are owned by the Zoological Society of London, a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. In 2018 it had 3,626 animals.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, UK’S Biggest Zoo, formerly known as Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, is a zoo and safari park located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England. It is one of two zoos (the other being ZSL London Zoo in Regent's Park, London) that are owned by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Animals at Whipsnade Zoo

  1. Lemur Walk

Walk onto the lemurs’ island in ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and get seriously close to our beautiful ring-tailed lemurs.

 

  1. Amur Tiger

Whipsnade is home to three Amur tigers, brothers, Makari, Dmitri, and Czar.

 

  1. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Asian elephant herd

Highlighting ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s elephant expertise, the Centre provides more than 700m² of indoor space and is fitted out with a host of elephant-friendly features, including one meter-deep soft sand flooring to provide maximum comfort and dimming lights to mimic night-time.

 

  1. Whipsnade Zoo’s Giraffe platform

Come face-to-face with the tallest mammal in the world at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Giraffe platform! The custom-built enclosure offers a high-level viewing platform, allowing you to get closer than ever to these amazing creatures.

 

  1. Penguins

From the way they waddle to their tuxedo-like feathers, no one can resist the loveable charms of a penguin. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo features two penguin colonies: African black-footed and Rockhopper.

 

  1. Butterfly House

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Butterfly House is one of the largest butterfly biomes of any UK Zoo. Featuring more than 30 different species from around the world, visitors are surrounded by hundreds of colourful butterflies.

 

  1. Aquarium

From flooded forests to dark mysterious caves, the Zoo offers an interactive journey, heading below the surface and discovering the deepest, darkest secrets of freshwater fish.

 

  1. Chimpnasium

For visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, large viewing windows not only allow for a fabulous perspective of the chimps’ play area but also provide a real close encounter as the chimps forage in the bark and log piles adjacent to the viewing sections. This is a chance for any visitor to get an amazing insight into chimpanzee behaviour.

 

  1. Rhinos of Nepal

The Rhinos of Nepal exhibit provides a fantastic home for our greater one-horned rhinos, highlighting ZSL's conservation work with these 'armour-plated giants'.

 

  1. Hullabazoo Farm

Hullabazoo Farm is an interactive, up-close adventure, where little ones can meet and greet a whole host of farmyard friends, including miniature donkeys, pygmy goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, and guinea pigs.

Animals such as the Brown Bears, Hippopotamus, Rhinos, Red Pandas, Lynx, Wolverines, etc also welcome lots of tourists from across the world.

Experiences at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo:

  1. Passage through Asia

Passage through Asia is a large rolling paddock with no barriers between you and the animals, housing domestic camels, yak, and Pere David's deer amongst others.

Visitors can either drive through this exhibit when entering by car or just take the Great Whipsnade Railway!

 

  1. Hullabazoo Adventure Play

It’s time to let their imaginations run wild and discover over 7,800 square meters of the themed play area, including bridges, swings, climbing frames, sit-on crocodiles, tunnels, boats, mini safari jeeps and so much more.

 

  1. Meet The Animals At ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whether feeding our giraffes or meeting one of our elephants, your experience is certain to be a fantastic one and will also be contributing to our vital conservation work around the world.

 

  1. Be a Keeper for a Day at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The only Keeper for a Day experience in the UK where you get to work with rhinos, giraffes, and elephants all in one day!

 

  1. Zoo Explorers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (5-7-year-olds)

The course is specially designed to ensure children get to explore, investigate and enjoy the Zoo. Supported by our Learning team, children will have the opportunity to get up close with a selection of animals as well as make new friends and engage in exciting animal-themed activities.

 

  1. Photography Workshops

Photography Workshops at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are a great opportunity to perfect your snapping skills!

 

  1. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Junior Zoo Academy (8-10 year-olds)

This two-day course includes games, challenges, trails, and zookeeper activities. Supported by education staff, students will have the chance to learn about the animals they see and well as make new friends with other like-minded children.

 

  1. Nature Night Camping

Here’s a chance to know what the animals are up to at night!!

 

Shop

Shopping includes Soft Toys, Gifts for Home, Other Toys and Games, Play Sets, etc.

The Zoo is a wonderful place to go with family, to know about the animals and how they live in their natural habitat. A visit to Whipsnade Zoo is a must to spend a relaxing day with plenty of animals to see and play with.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, UK’S Biggest Zoo, formerly known as Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, is a zoo and safari park located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England. It is one of two zoos (the other being ZSL London Zoo in Regent's Park, London) that are owned by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Animals at Whipsnade Zoo

Lemur Walk

Walk onto the lemurs’ island in ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and get seriously close to our beautiful ring-tailed lemurs.

Amur Tiger

Whipsnade is home to three Amur tigers, brothers, Makari, Dmitri, and Czar.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Asian elephant herd

Highlighting ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s elephant expertise, the Centre provides more than 700m² of indoor space and is fitted out with a host of elephant-friendly features, including one meter-deep soft sand flooring to provide maximum comfort and dimming lights to mimic night-time.

Whipsnade Zoo’s Giraffe platform

Come face-to-face with the tallest mammal in the world at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Giraffe platform! The custom-built enclosure offers a high-level viewing platform, allowing you to get closer than ever to these amazing creatures.

Penguins

From the way they waddle to their tuxedo-like feathers, no one can resist the loveable charms of a penguin. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo features two penguin colonies: African black-footed and Rockhopper.

Butterfly House

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Butterfly House is one of the largest butterfly biomes of any UK Zoo. Featuring more than 30 different species from around the world, visitors are surrounded by hundreds of colourful butterflies.

Aquarium

From flooded forests to dark mysterious caves, the Zoo offers an interactive journey, heading below the surface and discovering the deepest, darkest secrets of freshwater fish.

Chimpnasium

For visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, large viewing windows not only allow for a fabulous perspective of the chimps’ play area but also provide a real close encounter as the chimps forage in the bark and log piles adjacent to the viewing sections. This is a chance for any visitor to get an amazing insight into chimpanzee behaviour.

Rhinos of Nepal

The Rhinos of Nepal exhibit provides a fantastic home for our greater one-horned rhinos, highlighting ZSL's conservation work with these 'armour-plated giants'.

Hullabazoo Farm

Hullabazoo Farm is an interactive, up-close adventure, where little ones can meet and greet a whole host of farmyard friends, including miniature donkeys, pygmy goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, and guinea pigs.

Animals such as the Brown Bears, Hippopotamus, Rhinos, Red Pandas, Lynx, Wolverines, etc also welcome lots of tourists from across the world.

Experiences at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo:

Passage through Asia

Passage through Asia is a large rolling paddock with no barriers between you and the animals, housing domestic camels, yak, and Pere David's deer amongst others.

Visitors can either drive through this exhibit when entering by car or just take the Great Whipsnade Railway!

Hullabazoo Adventure Play

It’s time to let their imaginations run wild and discover over 7,800 square meters of the themed play area, including bridges, swings, climbing frames, sit-on crocodiles, tunnels, boats, mini safari jeeps and so much more.

Meet The Animals At ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whether feeding our giraffes or meeting one of our elephants, your experience is certain to be a fantastic one and will also be contributing to our vital conservation work around the world.

Be a Keeper for a Day at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The only Keeper for a Day experience in the UK where you get to work with rhinos, giraffes, and elephants all in one day!

Zoo Explorers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (5-7-year-olds)

The course is specially designed to ensure children get to explore, investigate and enjoy the Zoo. Supported by our Learning team, children will have the opportunity to get up close with a selection of animals as well as make new friends and engage in exciting animal-themed activities.

Photography Workshops

Photography Workshops at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are a great opportunity to perfect your snapping skills!

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Junior Zoo Academy (8-10 year-olds)

This two-day course includes games, challenges, trails, and zookeeper activities. Supported by education staff, students will have the chance to learn about the animals they see and well as make new friends with other like-minded children.

Nature Night Camping

Here’s a chance to know what the animals are up to at night!!

Shop

Shopping includes Soft Toys, Gifts for Home, Other Toys and Games, Play Sets, etc.

The Zoo is a wonderful place to go with family, to know about the animals and how they live in their natural habitat. A visit to Whipsnade Zoo is a must to spend a relaxing day with plenty of animals to see and play with.

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