Latest News from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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.

Boo at the Zoo - ZSL London Zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns for a spooky week of fun between 21-31 October


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

Baby hippo Hodor with mum Lola

Zookeepers celebrate arrival of baby common hippopotamus calf at UK’s largest Zoo