Talks at the Zoo

Get closer to nature and learn more about animals from across the world. Our daily animal talks share the latest understanding of endangered species, their habitats, and how we can protect them.

These talks are subject to change, please check our ‘What’s On’ boards when you arrive for accurate timings and additional pop-up talks throughout the day. 


Daily events

Koko the chimpanzee at Whipsnade Zoo
10:30 am - Base Camp

Chimpanzee Talk

As a social species, communication is key in a troop of chimpanzees. Come along and learn more about how our chimps convey their emotions and status to one another.

African penguins at Whipsnade Zoo
11:30 am - Penguins

Penguin Talk

Learn all about our flippered friends, their amazing adaptions, and the differences between our two species.

Jasmine the pygmy goat at Whipsnade Zoo
12:00 pm - Hullabazoo Farm

Farmyard Fun Show

Join some of your farmyard favourites for fun at at Hullabazoo Farm!

Ring-tailed lemur
12:30 pm - Base Camp

Lemur Talk

Swing into Madagascar with our charismatic troop of ring-tailed lemurs, which are down to around just 2000 remaining individuals in the wild.

Butterfly at Whipsnade Zoo butterfly house
2:30 pm - Base Camp

Tropical Talk

Journey into our Tropical House and learn more about some of the endangered species in our Aquarium or the fascinating animals who live in the butterfly house.

Lionesses Waka and Winta at Whipsnade Zoo
3:30 pm - Africa

Lion Talk

Come along and meet our new pride here at Whipsnade Zoo and learn about their species, hunting abilities and conservation projects helping their survival out in the wild.

An aardvark at Whipsnade Zoo
4:30 pm - Africa

Aardvark Talk

Learn all about these unique animals and their exceptionally long tongues.

Our animals

  • African dwarf crocodile at Whipsnade Zoo
    Osteolaemus tetraspis

    African dwarf crocodile

    The world's smallest crocodile,

  • Asian elephants with an elephant calf
    Elephas maximus

    Asian elephants

    Asian elephants are more closely related to the extinct woolly mammoth than to the African elephant.

  • Two ring-tailed lemurs at Whipsnade Zoo
    Lemur catta

    Ring-tailed lemur

    Where do ring-tailed lemurs live in the wild? What do they like to eat? What do they look like? Find out everything you need to know about ring-tailed lemurs.

  • Chimps at Whipsnade Zoo
    Pan troglodytes


    Chimps are more closely related to humans than gorillas.

  • Greater one-horned rhino Hugo at Whipsnade Zoo
    Rhinoceros unicornis

    Greater one-horned rhino

    The are the second largest species of rhino, and our work at the Zoo is informing ZSL led recovery of their species in Nepal.

  • Our animals