Latest Blogs from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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Situated in Bedfordshire just north of London, Whipsnade Zoo is the best open-air attraction to drive to. Spread your wings and get some space...

Views over the Downs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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Autumn is here, and it's time to dig out your coats and boots and explore ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Chimpanzee at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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They're one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, genetically speaking, but how much do you really know about chimps?

boy riding zipwire
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As the UK’s largest zoo, set across 600-acres atop the Dunstable Downs, Whipsnade has so much to offer parents and pre-schoolers. 

A sunset at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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As the sun sets on yet another term of relentless home-schooling, homeworking and dragging yourself through hour after hour of indoor exercise, it...

Zookeeper leaning over bannister with sea lions behind her
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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s sea lion colony moving to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Zookeepers dancing at Whipsnade Zoo
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So what do zookeepers get up to in a lockdown? They get their dance on! See the amazing results below.

mother and baby elephant in green grass
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We know this is an uncertain time for everyone, but any donation, no matter how big or small – whether it feeds one rockhopper penguin or a whole...

Baby greater one-horned rhino, Zhiwa, at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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Charlotte Lancey, Trainee Keeper – Large Hoofstock, had the privilege of looking after baby Zhiwa for the first month after she was born. She...

Adorable Maui the sea lion pup at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
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Artefact of the month

Every month, one of the pieces held in ZSL’s Library and at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will feature here as Artefact of the Month.

Wild About

Read testimonials from our Members and extracts from ZSL's award winning members' magazine, Wild About.

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