Meet our animals. From a herd of Asian elephants to 30 different species of butterflies, we have over 10,000 animals at Whipsnade Zoo.
Discover incredible facts about your favourite species - from their favourite snacks to the threats they face in the wild. And find out how we're using our expertise to protect them with cutting-edge wildlife conservation. You can also download our full species register document.
Aardvarks are nocturnal and solitary animals, and their burrows provide vital homes for many endangered species.
The world's smallest crocodile, they guard their young after they've hatched to protect them from predators.
Lions claws can be retracted in sheaths to prevent them getting blunted when walking across the savannah, which they can do almost noiselessly on soft pads.
These penguins are from warm climates, coming from the beaches of South Africa and Namibia.
African wild dogs each have their own unique markings and they are one of the most successful predators in the world, with a ‘kill rate’ per hunt of up to 70%.
The largest and heaviest of the world’s big cats, as well as the heaviest, by the 1940s, fewer than 40 Amur tigers were thought to remain in the wild
A dwarf buffalo, anoas are the smallest of all cattle species and our scientists have been working to protect them.
Asian elephants are more closely related to the extinct woolly mammoth than to the African elephant.
Discover otter facts before visiting our Asian short-clawed otters at Whipsnade Zoo
The oldest living members of the pig family, Babirusa's tusks are actually canine teeth which can reach 40cm long and grow through their skin.
The only owl species in the world to live underground, our burrowing owls show off their unique behaviours at Birds of the World.
Cheetahs can reach speeds of up to 100km per hour (70mph) and are the world's fastest land mammal.