We just wanted to let you know about some great promotions we currently have running with ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Online Family Offer
ZSL Whispande Zoo offers additional savings for families with our online family offer (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children).
Enter code SAVER in the promotion code box when purchasing tickets. Only available online and not at the gate.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Group booking Discounts
Groups of more than 10 paying people receive a 25% discount on ticket prices purchased online in advance and a 15% reduction if you buy at the gate.
Did you know that children under 3 years go free!
What’s Happening at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo!
Sunset Safari at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
27 Jun 2015 18:00 - 22:00
A full evening of fun and discovery awaits you at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Sunset Safari.
Discover our new Butterfly House, learn something new at our animal talks and demonstrations or take a ride on our safari truck* or Jumbo Express steam train*
Then, as the sun sets, relax at the Safari Base Camp, with music and entertainment to bring an idyllic end to what promises to be an unforgettable evening.
Working for wildlife
A visit to the Sunset Safari Conservation Station is a must, with ZSL’s own keepers revealing fascinating facts from the world of wildlife.
Delicious food and drink*
Feeding time is not just for the animals, and visitors will love wolfing down the delights on offer at the World Food Market where a selection of food vendors will be serving tantalising dishes from around the world.
*Extra charge applies
Brand New Butterfly House opens at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Whatever the weather, visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are now able to bask in the tropical warmth and stunning colours of the Zoo’s brand new Butterfly House.
Now open, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Butterfly House is one of the largest butterfly biomes of any UK Zoo. The beautifully designed, chrysalis-shaped exhibit will be filled with hundreds of colourful butterflies, including 30 different species from all over the world.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy being surrounded by butterflies such as the stunning Blue Morpho from Central and South America, whose iridescent blue wings reflect and refract light to create a ‘stained glass window effect’ and the brightly-winged Scarlet Mormon from the Philippines, which, as young caterpillars, disguise themselves as bird droppings to avoid predator attack.
The Butterfly House is an exquisite tropical experience, as well as a wonderful place for families to learn more about nature. At the Metamorphosis Zone visitors can see every stage of the caterpillar/butterfly life-cycle, including butterflies hatching from their chrysalises.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has always been renowned as the ‘land of the giants’, drawing visitors from across the world to see its Asian elephants, brown bears and tigers, but the brand new Butterfly House shows visitors that although ‘big is beautiful’, tiny, delicate creatures can be just as stunning, fascinating, and vital to the natural world.
Bright eyed and busy tailed: Lemurs born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Four new-born ring-tailed lemurs are being introduced to the world at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on Tuesday 28th April.
The four, bright eyed and bushy tailed babies were born to mums Daphne, Hannelies, Pien and Naomi between the 6th and 12th April. The babies share their home, the Zoo’s walk-through exhibit ‘In With the Lemurs’, with their mothers, siblings, and father to all four, Quaker. The four babies are, as yet, unnamed, as their sex has yet to be determined by keepers.
Senior Keeper Jane Storr said: “The newborns are doing really well. They are just at the point where they start to show some signs of curiosity about the world, climbing around onto their mothers’ backs and shoulders to get a better look around.
“Daphne, Hannalies, Pien and Naomi, who are experienced mums, are all brilliant with the babies, and Quaker, the male lemur who fathered all four is also jumping around alongside them, looking like a proud dad.”
Native only to Madagascar, ring-tailed lemurs are at risk in the wild from illegal hunting and the effects of widespread habitat loss. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s young ring-tailed lemurs are welcome additions to the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP).
ZSL Affiliate Team