12 January - 30 March
Free with Zoo entry
Join one of our team on a relaxing guided walk around the Zoo.
This one-hour walk and talk will be an opportunity to spend time with our experts, getting behind-the-scenes info and occasionally strolling off the beaten track of the Zoo. Each walk is held on a Thursday at 10.30am.
Meet other like-minded Zoo frequenters and breathe in our big green spaces – breathe in and admire the picturesque surroundings - nurturing both body and mind.
Each week's walk will have a theme all of its own:
- 23 March: Mother’s Day - We are celebrating some of our amazing animal mothers at the zoo and checking in on how some of our youngsters are doing!
- 30 March: Native Species: Signs of Spring - Today we are going to discover what spring looks, feels, tastes, smells and sounds like at the Zoo. We’ll also check-in on our native species projects and find out how increased warmth and daylight affects them. Don't forget to bring along your binoculars!
- 20 April: What’s in a name? - A rose by any other name may be just as sweet, but what about a giraffe? Come along and find out how some of our most iconic species got their common and scientific names and the hidden meanings they contain.
- 27 April: Wildlife Health - Rhino cataract operation and lemur X-rays. Meet some of the animals helped by our vets and keepers. And discover how their knowledge and skills have significant impact on wild animal health beyond our zoos.
- 4 May: Animals in Science Fiction - May the Fourth be With You. Learn more about the fabulous animals that have influenced the fantastical creatures we see and love in Science Fiction.
- 11 May: Whipsnade: the 50s & Beyond - On our walk today we will explore a wonderful mixture of world-beating conservation and funny, sad, and sometimes crazy stories that make up Whipsnade’s history from the 1950s to 1990s.
- 18 May: Endangered Species Day - Join us to highlight Endangered Species Day which is marking the 50th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. We will meet some species that are key conservation priorities here at Whipsnade and discuss the work being carried out to help them.
- 25 May: Talking Tongues - Which animal has the fastest tongue at the zoo? Who can lick their own ear? Get a little taster of the terrific tongues belonging to some of our favourite and more unusual species.
Joining these walks is free of charge on paid entry to the Zoo. Please arrive early to avoid queues on Zoo entry
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