A Mindful Moment, from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, to you

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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’s time for a little you time. Don’t worry, we’ve got just the thing.

While we know you’re missing our animals we know that many of you will be missing our spectacular natural scenery too. So we’ve lined up a particularly special – the sky of one of the most beautiful nights this January 2021 has brought us and our staff on-site, who continue to care for our animals through thick and thin. We just couldn’t help but share it with you.

A sunset at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
At ZSL Whipsnade Zoo we know full well that it’s been particularly easy to lose heart in this third lockdown. With our keepers and vets looking after our animals behind locked doors, and with everything else going on around them – we know that it’s OK to feel the need to grab a little moment to yourself when you need one.

Firstly, we’re here to tell you that it’s OK – have the big roast, spend a day on the sofa, loaf for a day (or two!) in your joggers. Do whatever you need. We will get through this. And when the time is right and it’s safe to do so, you can see all those people and do all those things you’re missing, like visiting the Zoo! 

And it’s OK if the kids have been driving you crackers. You’re only human. Besides, we’re stepping in to give them plenty to do this Half Term too.

So from Dunstable’s endless rolling Downs, straight to you in your living room, you officially have our permission to make a cuppa, pop your feet up and let us help you find your happy place. After all, reconnecting with wildlife and nature is what we’re all about:


If you’ve got a feeling this is going to be a moment of calm you’d like to grab again in the future, bookmark this page so that our soothing sunset is always close at hand.

And if this really has given you a bit of a breather, and you’d like to support us, please do donate if you can:

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