Leaves are falling, the Zoo is calling

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Looking for things to do in London with the kids? A stone's throw away from Regent's Park, open spaces in the capital don’t get much wilder than London Zoo! As a member, you can enjoy free entry to both ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoo, for a whole year! And autumn is a beautiful time to visit. Here are five reasons to join the ZSL family and why London's Zoo is the perfect place to be at this time of year.  

Asiatic lion Bhanu in a mountain of fallen leaves at ZSL London Zoo

Discover London's wild spaces

Explore our 36-acre wildlife haven to connect with nature this autumn, with more than 14,000 animals to discover at every turn, creatures big and small. There is so much to learn about each species, and witness how their behaviour changes during the seasons. Many of our residents feel right at home in the cooler climates, from domestic Bactrian camels to Andean llamas and alpacas!

Marilyn the sloth gave birth to Lento on 12 February 2018, just in time for Mother's Day!

Escape to the tropics 

After enjoying an autumn stroll, you'll likely be ready to step out of the crisp fresh air and travel to warmer climes.

Explore Giants of the Galápagos and be transported to the famous archipelago to visit our tortoise trio, surrounded by the sights and sensations of the pristine, isolated island chain. Wander through the island, while Dolly, Polly and Priscilla roam the forest just feet away, basking in the tropical atmosphere - it's 27 degrees inside!

You can also warm up in Butterfly Paradise, and venture into our South American-inspired walkthrough. See if you can spot our sloths, and get acquainted with some of our lesser known animals in Rainforest Life - London's only living rainforest!

Then, immerse yourself in bird song and see some of our new arrivals in Blackburn Pavilion. Top tip: When you visit Blackburn Pavilion, time it right: our clock chimes every 30 minutes.



Celebrate our Zoo babies 

Talking of new arrivals, look out for our tiger trio! Born in June 2022, the Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger cubs are a hugely important boost to the collaborative global breeding programme. 

The adorable cubs have had their first health check, and all received a clean bill of health. Their vital statistics were recorded, and they had important vaccinations. Vets were also able to confirm the sexes of the trio – two males and one female.  

The trio are growing fast and love to play in the paddock with mum, Gaysha, and dad, Asim.   

Young boy in Animal Adventure play area at ZSL London Zoo

Create lasting memories

Whether your pre-schooler is an Attenborough in the making, or simply has oodles of energy to burn, they’re sure to love a day at London Zoo too. Our Animal Adventure play area brings children closer to nature through play. Check out our top tips for a pre-school perfect day out. Or, if you're visiting during October half term, take on London Zoo in our Halloween challenge featuring Top Trumps! The trail runs from 22 - 31 October and is included in Zoo entry or membership. 


Seals are a real wildlife highlight of the Thames but they also face serious conservation threats

Help us save wildlife

By joining us a member, you're not only helping us to look after our amazing animals in our Zoos, but you're also supporting our work for wildlife. From seals in the Thames just on our doorstep, to Kenya's Critically Endangered species such as the black rhino, the natural world needs our help, so we need yours. Together, we can help nature bounce back, for generations to come. Thank you! Learn more about ZSL and our conservation work here

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