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About ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo Wildlife is formally called ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo was formerly known as Whipsnade Wild Animal Park and was opened in 1931.

Whipsnade Zoo is a zoo and safari park located at Whipsnade, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire in Eastern England.

It's sister Zoo is ZSL London Zoo in Regent's Park.

Both are owned by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Featuring around 3,000 animals and covering around 600 acres ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is one of Europes largest Zoos.

What Animals Can You See at Whipsnade Zoo?

Passage through Asia - is a large paddock with no boundaries between visitors and the animals. Visitors can only access the area by driving through it in their own cars or riding on the Jumbo Express train. The paddock houses herds of Bactrian camels, hog deer, yak, chital and Père David's deer.

Lions of the Serengeti - features Lions of the Serengeti is home to a pride of African lions. They include a male lion, two female lions, three younger male lions, and a younger female lion. The four younger lions are the offspring of the male lion at the Zoo and were born in 2006.

Cheetah Rock - This section is home to a group of cheetahs, and features displays that inform visitors about ZSL's cheetah conservation project in Tanzania.

Elephant herd - Elephants being led around ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - Whipsnade Zoo keeps a herd of nine Asian elephants. Their paddock is seven acres, and features three pools, mud wallows and dust baths.

Rhinos of Nepal - Features a group of greater one-horned rhinoceros. The building aims to be environmentally friendly, using rain water captured on the roof to fill the pools, heating the pools with solar energy and featuring barriers that are made from recycled wooden railway sleepers instead of metal bars.

Sea Lion Splash - A sea lion performing in Sea Lion Splash. Sea Lion Splash is a daily demonstration in which the zoo's three trained California sea lions, two female Sea Lions and a male Se Lion, perform tricks and stunts in their pool, 'Splash Zone'. The Sea Lion group also includes an older female that no longer performs in the demonstration.

Birds of the World - A daily educational show in which keepers present various bird species demonstrating their natural abilities to an audience of visitors. Birds used in the show include blue and yellow macaws, European eagle owl, Harris hawks, toco toucan, bald eagle, and hyacinth macaws.

Discovery Centre - An indoor exhibit that houses several different types of smaller, exotic animals. These include Pygmy marmosets, leafcutter ants, praying mantises, Lake Malawi cichlids, salmon-pink bird-eating spiders, locusts, Burmese pythons, plumed basilisks, West African dwarf crocodiles, Yemen chameleons, green tree pythons, and poison dart frogs.

Children's Farm - An area aimed primarily at children and housing domesticated livestock such as turkeys, llamas, alpacas, cows, silkie chickens, horses, donkeys, and goats, most of which are free-roaming.

Wild Wild Whipsnade - Wild Wild Whipsnade was opened in 2010. This exhibit is home to several species of animal that lived in the wild in Britain hundreds of years ago. These include European brown bears, wolverines, European lynx, reindeer, wild boar, grey wolves, moose, and European bison.

Other animals - Other species in the Zoo's collection that are not part of a themed exhibit include Oriental small-clawed otters, rockhopper penguins, red pandas, Grevy's zebra, gemsbok, common hippopotamus, sloth bears, meerkats, ostriches, reticulated giraffes, Southern white rhinoceros, onager, Przewalski's wild horses, common chimpanzees, Egrets, Caribbean flamingos, bongo, roan antelope, scimitar-horned oryx and ring-tailed lemurs.

Daily shows - Animal demonstrations and include 'Sea lion splash' and 'Birds of the world'.

A number of talks also take place daily throughout the summer season including lemur talks, giraffe browse and penguin feed.

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's Address:

Where is Whipsnade Zoo?

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2LFT

What is Whipsnade Zoo's Phone Number?

Contact Telephone Number:

01582 872171

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