Walk of the week

Walk of the week

10.30am on selected dates (free on entry) - meet at the Visitor Centre.

Join one of our team on a relaxing guided walk around the Zoo. This one-hour walk and talk will be an opportunity to spend time with our experts, getting behind the scenes info and occasionally strolling off the beaten track of the Zoo. Meet other like-minded Zoo frequenters and breathe in our big green spaces – breathe in and admire the picturesque surroundings - nurturing both body and mind.

Each week's walk will have a theme all of its own:

  • 19 January: Gods and Monsters of Animal Mythology - Since the beginning of human history, people have lived in close contact with animals and the natural world. This has leading to myths and legends of Gods and Monsters, based on animals around the world, including some of our residents here at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
  • 26 January: Native Species Ramble - Our Native Species Volunteers will be showing off all their hard work on making Whipsnade more sustainable and wildlife friendly. Learn all about the amazing projects underway to encourage native species to our zoo and our exciting plans for the future.
  • 2 February: Restoring our Wetlands; World Wetlands Day 2023 - The 2nd of February each year is World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. Join us while we meet some of our wetland species and learn about some of the conservation work ZSL is doing in the UK and around the world
  • 9 February: What Animals Need (Then & Now) - Ever wondered what makes for a contented chimpanzee? Join our presenters and explore some of the many aspects of good enclosure design around the zoo. (Rescheduled from December 2022). 
  • 23 February: EDGE of Existence - Meet some of the most unique and endangered residents at Whipsnade and learn about ZSL’s EDGE programme, helping to bring them back from the brink of extinction.
  • 2 March: Mustelid Mayhem - Meet our mustelids (wolverines and otters) and find out more about this fascinating family of animals and how ZSL is working to conserve them. 
  • 9 March: International Women’s Day - We are celebrating the work and lives of some incredible women of science and conservation right here at ZSL and around the world to mark International Women’s Day. 
  • 16 March: Animal Senses - We perceive our world through our senses, but our perception is not the only one. Different species use their senses in a variety of different ways to suit their needs, including using information in ways which we cannot. So come along and wonder how you may perceive our zoo and its species if you were not looking through human eyes
  • 23 March: Mother’s Day - We are celebrating some of our amazing animal mothers at the zoo and checking in on how some of our youngsters are doing!
  • 30 March: Native Species - Learn all about the amazing projects underway to encourage native species to our zoo.

Joining these walks is free of charge on paid entry to the Zoo. Book Zoo tickets or become a ZSL Member. 

Please arrive early to avoid queues on Zoo entry. 

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