Latest News from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

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

Baby hippo Hodor with mum Lola

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

Silent Cinema

Open-air Silent Cinema returns at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo this summer

Lemurs enjoy assault course at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Lemurs set ‘assault course’ standard ahead of Bear Grylls Wild Survival Academy

Bear Grylls Wild Survival Academy

Brand new Bear Grylls Wild Survival Academy launches at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo