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

An Asian short-clawed otter at Whipsnade Zoo
10:30 am - Base Camp

Otter Talk

See if you can spot our otter pups as you learn all about otters' adaptions.

Ijuma the giraffe at Whipsnade Zoo
11:15 am - Africa

Giraffe Talk

Learn all about the world’s tallest mammals and their incredible adaptations.

Ring-tailed lemur with it's mouth open
12:00 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.

Flamingos at Whipsnade Zoo
1:30 pm - Base Camp

Flamingo Talk

Add some colour to a your day out with our flamboyance of flamingos.

Two white rhinos at Whipsnade Zoo in their outdoor paddock with gemsbok in the background
2:30 pm - Africa

White Rhino Talk

Learn all about our white rhino 'crash' and how ZSL is working to protect them in the wild.

Butterfly at Whipsnade Zoo
3:30 pm - Butterfly House

Tropical Talk

Journey into our rainforest and come face-to-face with our crocodiles and butterflies.

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