Trick or treat at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo have been getting their fangs into some tasty treats for our Boo at the Zoo celebrations. The zoo keepers have been dishing up pumpkin platters to get our animals into the spooky spirit.

Animals play with Halloween pumpkins at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Meerkats Paul, George and Ringo have enjoyed a breakfast of crickets hidden inside Jack O ’Lanterns, while the Zoo’s oriental small-clawed otters were dished up fish-filled pumpkins as they joined in with the Halloween celebrations.


Zookeepers have also been busy stuffing pumpkins full of spooky snacks for some of the other animals, including the chimpanzees and ring-tailed lemurs, to form part of their regular enrichment programme - stimulating their natural behaviours as they forage for the food inside.


Visitors to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this half term can enjoy a day of fiendish fun at Boo at the Zoo , including a spine-tingling series of animal talks, feeds and demonstrations. Other devilish delights include terrifying touch tables and eerie enrichment-making workshops, as well as creepy crafts where children can make menacing masks or trick-or-treat lanterns.



More news from ZSL

An elephant being measured by its keeper for the annual weigh-in at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo undertakes it annual weigh-in

Wattled Crane Chick

A rare and endangered wattled crane chick has been adopted by two red-crowned cranes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo after it was abandoned by its parents....

Jumbo Express steam train in ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

More than five million people have now traveled on the Whipsnade Steam Railway.