Latest News from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade celebrates 85th anniversary

Corks were popping at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on Monday 23 May as the UK’s largest Zoo celebrated its 85th anniversary.

Lucha the Asian elephant

Close-up footage of elephant tooth operation released by ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

West African dwarf crocodile on nest

Keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are about to get egg-xactly what they’ve been waiting for, as the Zoo’s only female crocodile prepares to lay eggs....

Giraffe baby nuru

Zookeepers welcomed a new baby giraffe at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo after mum Savannah gave birth just in time for Mother's Day.

ZSL Animal Photography Prize 2015 - Judges Choice Adult Winner and Size Matters category Winner - Timeless by Andy Skillen

Visitors will be able to admire stunning shots from our fourth annual photography competition from Saturday 27 February.

Otter and hamper

A boisterous bunch of otters received a special welcome hamper from their keepers, having just moved in to their new home at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo....

Male African lion at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

This February half-term, families will discover chilling facts and bust some monster myths at a series of fascinating new talks.

Komodo dragon with David Attenbrough at ZSL London Zoo

Sir David Attenborough meets animals at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in new dinosaur documentary

Whipsnade Zoo stocktake 2016

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s keepers had a mammoth start to the year after being tasked with counting every animal for our annual stocktake.

Chimps and presents

Christmas came early for the animals of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo when keepers surprised them with some delicious, yuletide treats.