Latest News from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The White Lion after its restoration

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has finished restoration work on the Whipsnade White Lion, a famous chalk image that has overlooked the Dunstable Downs in...

Common hippos Lola and Hodor

Third-time mum Lola gave birth to hippo calf Hodor last July and the two have been inseparable ever since

Counting the squirrel monkeys at the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Annual Stocktake

Keepers complete the Annual Stocktake at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Brown bear enjoying Christmas presents at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo gave their three new bears a Christmas surprise

Desertas wolf spider

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is working with UK zoos to save critically endangered Desertas wolf spiders.

Wild Lights at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Winter nights and festive delights after hours at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this December.

Mexican red knee tarantula

A young spider enthusiast’s dreams come true as he meets a tarantula at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Sam Asian elephant with birthday buffet

Zookeepers prepared an enormous banquet of hay, fruit and vegetables for youngster Sam, who turns three years old on 16 September.

Elephantastic!

Elephantastic returns to the Zoo between 16-17 September

Ring-tailed lemur on scales at Zoo weigh-in

More than 3,500 animals at UK’s largest Zoo step up for Annual Weigh-in