Some of the Discovery Centre exhibits are currently closed, as we go through the process of relocating and expanding those exhibits elsewhere. Phase one of this process was the opening of the new Butterfly House, with more exciting developments to follow.
We thank you for your patience during this transitional phase and apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Discover invertebrates abound, from the locusts, tarantulas, Geoffroy's marmosets, mata mata turtle, yellow foot tortoises, iguanas and saki monkeys.
Things always get a bit silly at the weekend...
It might be a little colder than they're used to but our animals have certainly been enjoying the #snow!
Meet the 'Skywalker' hoolock gibbon, a new species discovered in the rainforests of China.
A team of scientists, led by Fan Peng-Fei from Sun Yat-sen University and including ZSL's Dr Samuel Turvey, used the force (and a comprehensive scientific study of gibbon genetics) to determine that the Skywalker is in fact a completely distinct species of gibbon.
It was named Skywalker because the Chinese characters of its scientific name mean "Heaven's movement" and the primates spend their time high in the rainforest canopy, but also because the team are big fans of the Star Wars films.
Watch as our Asian elephants, Californian sea lions and ring-tailed lemurs take part in 2017's stocktake.
Home to more than 3,000 animals, including more than 200 different species, keepers at the UK’s largest zoo began to make a headcount of each and every invertebrate, bird, fish, mammal, reptile and amphibian: https://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/news/keepers-begin-counting-thousa...
Plans for Sunday include the following...
We're calling on cyclists of all abilities to pump up their tyres and sign up for our brand new Zoo to Zoo Bike Ride on Sunday the 2nd of July 2017.
The wildest bike ride in the south east will see cyclists pushing their pedals for wildlife with a long-distance route through three counties, taking in cityscapes and countryside vistas.
Are you a school teacher in search of a fascinating day out for your students?
At ZSL Whipsnade Zoo you can choose from a catalogue of 36 completely interactive learning sessions, where students can explore every aspect of the animal world – from colour and camouflage to Zoo breeding and field conservation.
Looking for ways to help wildlife in 2017? From reducing your waste to encouraging biodiversity in your own garden, we've got 7 tips to get you started.
With 2017 round the corner, take a look back at some of the adorable babies from 2016...