From behind the scenes animal updates, to exclusive zoo baby announcements, read the latest Zoo news here. Plus, keep up-to-date on events at Whipsnade Zoo, and find out all about our amazing science and conservation work.
22 February 2024After four months of deep slumber, Whipsnade Zoo’s four European Brown bears have awoken, just in time for the February half term in Bedfordshire.
14 February 2024Give your unloved scents to our lions
8 January 2024Our Zookeepers have kicked off the New Year by counting every mammal, bird, reptile, fish and invertebrate.
11 December 2023Scimitar horned oryx downlisted to Endangered by IUCN
16 November 2023Conversation zoo helping to save ‘extinct-in-the-wild’ scimitar horned oryx.
30 October 2023Zookeepers carved petrifying pumpkins for many of the 11,000 animals at the UK’s largest zoo, using the spooky squashes to put the animals' foraging and hunting skills to the test.
24 October 2023Night vision cameras have been hidden around the UK’s largest zoo in a bid to learn more about one of Britain’s most elusive species – the bat.
19 October 2023Zookeepers share the magical names of two baby yaks born at the conservation zoo
5 October 2023A pair of rare red panda cubs at Whipsnade Zoo have been given their first vet check, as the internationally important twins start to leave their nest box and explore their surroundings for the first time
28 September 2023Zookeepers share first pics of baby porcupine born at conservation zoo