An adventure with a difference

Explore a world of wildlife like never before at Whipsnade Zoo, the largest zoo in the UK. Enjoy a full day of adventure making incredible memories. Experience thousands of amazing animals and learn how, as a ZSL conservation zoo, we're protecting their future.


Explore Whipsnade Zoo

  • Boy with a butterfly in the Butterfly house at Whipsnade Zoo
    Journey into the wild


  • Red panda Nilo in a tree at Whipsnade Zoo
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    Our Animals

  • Ring tailed lemur baby at Whipsnade Zoo
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    Upcoming Events

    Discover our exciting programme of events and activities throughout the year.

  • Macaw at Birds of the World Whipsnade Zoo bird show
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    Daily animal talks

    Get closer to nature and learn more about animals from across the world and what we can do to protect them.

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Can you beat Whipsnade Zoo this May half term?

Top Trumps at Whipsnade Zoo

Discover the fiercest, fastest, cutest and most endangered animals. Half term fun for all the family!

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Keeper for a Day

The only Keeper for a Day experience in the UK where you get to work with rhinos, giraffes and elephants all in one day.

Sleepover at the Zoo

Lookout Lodge - Sleepover at the Zoo

Experience the Zoo after-dark at our cosy Lookout Lodges. We provide three entertaining and educational tours around the Zoo including a sunset tour, torch-lit night tour and a morning tour.

Why visitors love Whipsnade Zoo

  • It was lovely to have somewhere to go where all the family are happy on a bank holiday and it was great to see that the animals had so much space in their enclosures. ZSL do such good conservation work to help endangered species that we were happy to take out membership and plan to visit often. The talks given by the zoo staff were informative, interactive and enjoyable.
    - Persephone273
  • We regularly visit the Zoo, having now become a ZSL member and just love taking our Grandson there. There is plenty to see and many children's activities, including play areas. The staff are very dedicated and informative, always willing to give you the time to ask questions or just pass the time of day.
    - John W
  • We had a wonderful day seeing so many different animals in settings as near to their natural habitats as possible. We saw 3 cheetahs, 2 lazing around, the third trying to persuade them to play, we saw the 2 wolverines chasing each other round and round their magnificent enclosure, we saw the chimps strolling together in their huge area which had climbing apparatus and trees for more energetic days.
    - Cambkaye
An adventure with a difference

When you visit Whipsnade Zoo, you’re doing great things with your great day out. We are more than just a zoo – we are part of ZSL (Zoological Society of London) a global conservation charity. Our teams of conservationists, scientists, technicians and community specialists are active in over 70 countries - and every visit to Whipsnade Zoo helps fund their vital work to restore habitats and protect wildlife.

The Latest from Whipsnade Zoo

  • Lola the hippo with her mouth open in her outdoor pool at Whipsnade Zoo
    Zoo news


    From behind the scenes animal updates, to exclusive zoo baby announcements, read the latest Zoo news here.

  • Sarah McGregor, Team Leader of Predators, tong feeding a tiger at Whipsnade Zoo
    Stories from Whipsnade Zoo


    Discover more about Whipsnade Zoo and our amazing animals.

  • Monkey with camera
    The Whipsnade Zoo Video channel


    It is here that the animals at Whipsnade Zoo come alive on the web