Passage through Asia
Passage through Asia is a large rolling paddock with no barriers between you and the animals, housing Bactrian camels, yak, and Pere David's deer amongst others.
Visitors can either drive-through this exhibit or just take the Jumbo Express!
Meet the animals
Spot the animals grazing, running or swimming on this safari-style adventure...
Bactrian camels are critically endangered species. With less than 1000 left in the wild, it is one of the focal species on ZSL's EDGE of Existence conservation programme .
Fun fact: Bactrian camels can go long periods without drinking water but when they do, they can take over 130 litres within a short time!
Passage through Asia's acres of open space give Whipsnade's animals lots of space to roam. As well as loads of grass to graze on, you can see our Pere David's deer and axis deer wading in to the large natural lake!
Yaks belong to the Bovid family and are related to cows, goats and gazelles. They have a dense undercoat of soft close-matted hair which keeps them warm during the long and cold winters.
Domesticated Yaks are kept as livestock and provide milk, meat, wool and transport for many people in South and Southeast Asia.
Take a ride on one of our two impressive steam engines, Excelsior and Superior, as they weave their way through the territories of some of the world's most inspiring animals including Passage through Asia.