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. 

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Daily events

European brown bear Minnie running through her grassy habitat at Whipsnade Zoo
11:00 am - Brown Bears

European Brown Bear Talk

Come and meet our brown bears and learn about the species with the best sense of smell in the whole zoo!

A macaw flying at Whipsnade Zoo
11:15 am - Bird Arena - Weekends Only

Birds of the World Display

Watch our birds swoop above your head in this amazing free-flying bird demonstration. This display is dependent on weather - please check our talks board at the main entrance on arrival.

Whipsnade Zoo Logo
11:30 am - Location will change daily

Animal Talk of the Day

An extra 'Animal Talk of the Day' will be taking place at a different species each day. Please check signage at the main entrance when you arrive.

Asian elephant at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
11:30 am - Asia - Weekends Only

Elephant Talk

Say hello to Whipsnade Zoo’s largest residents, they are highly intelligent animals with excellent memories, so they might just remember you!

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 climbing at Whipsnade Zoo
12:30 pm - Base Camp

Lemur Talk

Swing down to Madagascar to learn more about our incredible Ring-tailed lemurs!

Koko the chimpanzee at Whipsnade Zoo
1:00 pm - Base Camp

Chimpanzee Talk

Come and meet some of your closet relatives and learn about their amazing problem-solving abilities and social skills.

A macaw flying at Whipsnade Zoo
1:30 pm - Bird Arena

Birds of the World Display

Watch our birds swoop above your head in this amazing free-flying bird demonstration. This display is dependent on weather - please check our talks board at the main entrance on arrival.

Gladys the flamingo at Whipsnade Zoo
2:00 pm - Base Camp - Weekends Only

Flamingo Talk

Admire our flamboyance of flamingos and find out why they dance their way into each other's hearts.

A group of African black-footed penguins at Whipsnade Zoo
2:30 pm - Penguins - Weekends Only

Penguin Talk

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

Lionesses Waka and Winta at Whipsnade Zoo
3:00 pm - Africa

Lion Talk

A lion's roar can be heard 5 miles away, but maybe come a bit closer to hear our talk about these big cats!

Giraffes at Whipsnade Zoo, in front of giraffe viewing platform.
3:30 pm - Africa

Giraffe Talk

Join the Zoo’s tower of giraffes to discover what life is like as the tallest land animal in the world!

A macaw flying at Whipsnade Zoo
3:30 pm - Bird Arena

Birds of the World Display

Watch our birds swoop above your head in this amazing free-flying bird demonstration. This display is dependent on weather - please check our talks board at the main entrance on arrival.

White rhinos at the Zoo - Benja the calf
4:30 pm - Africa

White Rhino Talk

Come meet the newest member of the crash, and learn how ZSL is working to protect rhinos in the wild.

An aardvark at Whipsnade Zoo
5:00 pm - Africa

Aardvark talk

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

Our animals

  • 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

    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