Whipsnade Zoo is a unique destination to get close to wildlife and explore the wonder of the natural world.​

We’re part of ZSL, a science-driven conservation charity, working to restore wildlife in the UK and around the world.​

We bring people closer to nature and use our expertise to protect wildlife today, while inspiring a lifelong love of animals in the conservationists of tomorrow.​

Under-pinned by world-leading science, the Zoo plays an active and crucial role in global wildlife conservation.

Find out everything you need to know about Whipsnade Zoo.

    A Zookeeper handfeeds a giraffe
    One-hundred years of protecting wildlife

    History of Whipsnade Zoo

    Run by ZSL, the zoological society of London which was founded in 1826, we have been on an incredible journey - and we're still going strong.

    Keeper Mark with elephant herd
    We are all conservationists

    Working at Whipsnade Zoo

    From our behind-the-scenes operations to our retail staff and zookeepers, each and every one of our staff are working collectively to save wildlife around the world.

    filming a giraffe at whipsnade
    Film at Whipsnade on your next project


    Competitive prices for unbeatable backdrops, film Whipsnade on your next production in surroundings with a difference.

    lion at whipsnade zoo
    Partner with us today

    Corporate Partnerships

    Incredible opportunities for organisations big and small. Sponsorship, Membership and Partnership options all up for grabs.

    A cheetah at Whipsnade Zoo
    Very small to very tall


    Hundreds of animals to see at Whipsnade Zoo - some wander around throughout your visit at every turn - find out more.

    Ricky the rockhopper penguin at Whipsnade Zoo
    Wildlife is for everyone


    We encourage and welcome everyone to enjoy time connecting with wildlife at our Zoos. Our goal is to create an experience that is accessible for people of all needs and abilities..

    photographer at Zoo
    Meet the Whipsnade Zoo Media Team

    Media Centre

    If you have an image request, or need information on carrying out any media activity at Whipsnade Zoo, just drop us a line.

    King Charles at London Zoo
    Supporting our science-led conservation charity

    Our Royal patron

    We are delighted to have HM King Charles serving as ZSL’s Royal Patron