We just wanted to let you know about some great promotions we currently have running with ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
ZSL Membership discounts
- Join online from as little as £63!
- With UNLIMITED annual entry to both ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
- Pay by Direct Debit and get 20% discount
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo group booking discounts
- In a group of ten or more? Buy group tickets online and save up to 25%.
- Exclusive rates available for uniformed Youth Groups
- Additional savings for families with our online family offer (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) for just £70.00.
Get your loved one A ZSL gift
- The ideal gift for animal lovers! Gift tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase.
- An animal adoption from ZSL London or Whipsnade Zoo makes a unique gift idea for yourself or someone special.
Something very big is coming to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this summer…
Between 23rd July and 4th September, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will be home to life-size animatronic dinosaurs as part of an immersive new exhibit where you can learn about the fascinating creatures that lived more than 65 million years ago.
From the formidable tyrannosaurus rex to the gentle brachiosaurus, visitors will be transported to a prehistoric world where they can marvel at the giants that once roamed the earth.
There’s plenty of dinosaur-themed fun to keep the whole family entertained inside Zoorassic Park, with fossil digging activities, live dinosaur pop up talks from our presenters, ‘How to train your dinosaur’ daily shows and an education trail for the little ones.
Visitors can also learn about the important work ZSL’s scientists and conservationists do in the lab and in the field, and how we can use our knowledge to help prevent other animals from going extinct. But the fun doesn’t end there, with families also able to tuck into some prehistoric bites at our food outlets, or turn themselves into their favourite dinosaur with fantastic designs by our face painting team. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable visit to Zoorassic Park this summer!
Say hello to our new arrival...
Zookeepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are trumpeting the arrival of an exciting new addition, a baby Asian elephant.
The pint-sized pachyderm was born on Friday 10 June, just in time for the nation’s celebrations of HM The Queen’s official 90th birthday. In recognition of her regal birthdate, keepers have given the youngster a moniker fit for a monarch, and named the five-day-old calf Elizabeth, after HM The Queen, who is also Patron of the conservation charity which runs the Zoo. Born to 17-year-old Karishma following a 22-month gestation period, and weighing in at a hefty 130kg, the young female joins a herd of ten Asian elephants at the 600-acre Zoo in Bedfordshire.
Arriving slightly earlier than anticipated, Elizabeth’s mum Karishma had showed no signs of going into labour, so lead keeper Darren Fellowes was surprised to find the new addition getting to know the rest of the herd when he arrived at work in the morning.
Classified as Endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Asian elephants are also ranked on ZSL’s EDGE list, which highlights species which are Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered, due to their threatened status and unique evolutionary history.
Elizabeth can be spotted with mum Karishma and the rest of the elephant herd enjoying their huge paddocks at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Find out more and check out the video online at https://www.zsl.org/videos/zoo-babies/say-hello-to-elizabeth-the-elephant-calf
Reptiles great and small!
Zookeepers are celebrating the arrival of the four dwarf crocs, which measure only eight inches long and are already exploring their spacious, tropical enclosure and deep pool within the Zoo’s colourful Butterfly House.
Team Leader Alex Cliffe said: “When the eggs were in the nest, we were monitoring them closely, ensuring that they were kept at the perfect temperature and humidity levels. Amazingly, even before hatching, the baby crocs can actually call to their mum from inside the egg. That means that she can help excavate them from the nest and carry the hatchlings down to the water for safety.
“We are so excited to have four tiny new additions to our dwarf crocodile group. It’s great to see them out and about in the pool, bonding with their parents and learning that crickets are tasty!”
Classified as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the four little reptiles will be added to the European Studbook (ESB) for West African dwarf crocodiles.
Hatching just in time for ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s summer spectacular, Zoorassic Park, the tiny crocodiles will soon be joined by a herd of the largest reptiles to have ever walked the Earth.
ZSL Affiliate Team