ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Newsletter
We just wanted to let you know about some great promotions we currently have running with ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Book tickets all the way up until 2018. Book online for up to 10% off gate prices!
Buy your tickets here: https://www.zsl.org/ticket/zsl-whipsnade-zoo
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo discounts
Online only - Additional savings for families with our family saver offer (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) for just £70.50.
- Save by booking online in advance – adults £22.90and children (3-15 years) £16.60.
- Children - under 3 go FREE!
- Senior and Student discounts – tickets only £20.65!
- Groups of 10+ save up to 15% on advance tickets zsl.org/group
- Exclusive rates available for uniformed Youth Groups
ZSL Membership discounts
- Join online from as little as £65!
- With UNLIMITED annual entry to both ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
- Pay by Direct Debit and get 20% discount
New dogs in the den!
Group of African hunting dogs given housewarming treats as ZSL Whipsnade Zoo welcomes new species
A five-strong group of endangered African hunting dogs will set paw in their brand new home at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo for the first time this spring.
Moving into an 8,500sqm enclosure in the UK’s largest zoo, the canines, also known as painted dogs, are an exciting addition to the 200 species that already call ZSL Whipsnade Zoo home.
The group of five females – sisters Malindi, BeeBee, Brandy, Ginger and Donnie – has relocated from Whipsnade’s sister-site ZSL London Zoo.Hunting dogs are famed for their large ears, sociable nature and incredible stamina that makes them one of the most successful predators in the world.
The new exhibit features a den for the dogs to snooze in, set within a huge outdoor paddock, and a zip-line for keepers to use as a feeding tool for the dogs, which will encourage their instinctive hunting behaviour.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo keeper Steve White said: “We’re incredibly excited to welcome this group of hunting dogs to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, and to be able to share with our visitors the work ZSL is doing around the world to protect this endangered species.
“They are an incredibly social species and live in tightly-knit packs. They work together on everything from hunting prey, to defending territory and raising their pups. Visitors to Whipsnade can witness these fascinating traits – as well as spot the species’ huge, character-defining pair of ears – from an incredible vantage point that looks out across the dogs’ paddock.”
Visit the pack in their new home this Easter – book tickets now zsl.org/WhipsnadeZoo
Asian elephants to move in to new £2m home this April!
The biggest residents at the UK’s largest Zoo are all set to move into a brand new home this Easter, with the unveiling of a brand new £2m Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
From Wednesday 12 April you can pay a visit to our baby Asian elephant Elizabeth and the rest of our herd, who will be packing their trunks and moving into their new home; a luxurious new barn set amidst 20-acres of rolling paddocks.
Visitors to the Centre for Elephant Care will be able to witness from a balconied viewing platform the strong bond among the herd as they socialise together and also get a unique insight into the daily attention lavished on the pampered pachyderms by their zookeepers.
The whole family can also attend several intriguing talks to learn about Asian elephants’ fascinating biology and behaviour, as well as the amazing conservation work carried out by ZSL (Zoological Society of London) to protect the species in the wild.
PAW Patrol at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
8 Apr - 9 Apr 2017
Come join us on this special weekend to see PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall!
It’s the perfect chance for little ones to see the heroic pups, who will be making personal appearances at intervals on each day, as well as learn all about our amazing animals.
Plus, we’ve got special Pup Pup Boogie sessions for families to show off their best doggy dancing moves!
Dear Zoo at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Celebrating 35 years since the publication of much-loved author Rod Campbell’s classic children's storybook, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is hosting an exclusive Dear Zoo experience this Easter!
Between 27 May – 4 June, kids of all ages are invited to enter the Dear Zoo story and embark on an interactive trail of the Zoo, collecting stamps, exploring the storytelling hub and learning more about the real life animals from the books.
The Dear Zoo experience is included in your Zoo ticket at no extra cost. Under 3s go free. Buys your tickets today!
Dear Zoo © Rod Campbell published by Macmillan Children’s Books
ZSL Affiliate Team