Latest Blogs from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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

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. 

Dunstable Downs
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Explore nature with a trip to Whipsnade Zoo this summer.

Boy smiles as he sits in a Hullabazoo Adventure Play climbing frame
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Get involved in the fun-packed activities for all the family at Whipsnade Zoo this spring.

Six-month-old white rhino calf Nandi in the paddock at Whipsnade Zoo
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Our baby rhino Nandi is 6 months old! If you've visited the Zoo recently, you'll have seen how much she's grown. We're looking back at some of her...

Lola the hippo at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo with her mouth open
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Hip hip-po ray, it's World Hippo Day! Here's five things you need to know about hippos

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's white rhinos in their paddock
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Keeper Becca Miles introduces you to Whipsnade's white rhino herd.

owen craft
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Owen Craft, Chief Operating Officer at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, reflects on what this coming year means for us all.

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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...

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?

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Careers at ZSL

Our people are our greatest asset and we realise our vision for a world where wildlife thrives through their ideas, skills and passion. An inspired, informed and empowered community of people work, study and volunteer together at ZSL.

Nature at the heart of global decision making

At ZSL, a key area of our work is the employment of Nature-based Solutions – an approach which both adapt to and mitigates the impacts of climate change. These Solutions, which include habitat protection and restoration, are low-cost yet high-impact, and provide multiple benefits to people and wildlife. We ensure that biodiversity recovery is at the heart of nature-based solutions. 

ZSL London Zoo

A blog for lovers of ZSL London Zoo, bringing you extraordinary animal facts and exclusive access to the world's oldest scientific zoo.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Do you love wildlife? Discover more about our amazing animals at the UK's biggest zoo!


We're working around the world to conserve animals and their habitats, find out more about our latest achievements.


From the field to the lab, catch up with the scientists on the cutting edge of conservation biology at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology.


A day in Discovery and Learning at ZSL is never dull! The team tell us all about the exciting sessions for school children, as well as work further afield.

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.

Asia Conservation Programme

ZSL works across Asia, from the famous national parks of Nepal to marine protected areas in the Philippines. Read the latest updates on our conservation.

Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation

An Open Access journal for research at the interface of remote sensing, ecology and conservation.