Giants of the Galápagos - opening in October!

9 Oct 2021

Don’t miss Giants of the Galápagos - opening 9 October!

Our three Galápagos giant tortoises have moved to a brand-new home right in the heart of the Zoo.

Step inside to enjoy the balmy climate of the Galápagos Archipelago and discover these magnificent reptiles who can live for over a century. Imagine how the world might change in their lifetime and discover how we can protect them – and our planet – for the years to come.

The climate-controlled exhibit – built right next to the zoo’s central courtyard – is the perfect new home for tortoises Polly, Dolly and Priscilla, complete with watery pools and mud wallow, and will offer visitors unobstructed views of these gentle giants.

Watch our trio as they embarked on an epic trek to their new home:

Giants of the Galápagos is included in your Zoo entry ticket.

Under 3s and ZSL members go free.

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*Gold member and Fellows preview 3 October 2021*

Gold members and Fellows are invited to take a sneak peek of our Giants of the Galapagos exhibit before it opens to the general public.

From 10am – 3pm on Sunday 3 October, Gold members and fellows will have exclusive access to the new exhibit and can gain entry by simply showing their Gold/Fellow membership cards at the entrance.

To make sure our tortoises aren’t disturbed, numbers inside the exhibit at any given point will be capped, and entry will be on a one-in one-out basis so please allow for some queuing time.

The exhibit will officially open to all Zoo visitors on 9 October 2021.

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