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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

This page provides a summary of basic information for this animal park as at 21/07/2007. To check for up to date information and full details please visit the official website at :

ZSLWhipsnade Zoo

 

Name ZSLWhipsnade Zoo

Address:
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 2LF

Telephone number:

Fax Number

E-mail address

  01582 872171 01582 872649  
How to Get There For directions go to Mapquest and type in the postcode of the zoo.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is just north of London in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. For detailed direction see their website http://www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo/

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Opening Hours

Opening times 2007

Open every day except Christmas Day!

1st January to 9th February: Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm.
10th February to 10th March: Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm.
11th to 24th March: Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm.
25th March to 15th September: Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm.

Closing times remain at 6.00pm Monday to Saturday and 7.00pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays only until Saturday 15th September 2007.
16th September to 6th October: Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm.
7th to 27th October: 10.00am - 5.00pm.
28th October to 31st December: 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Last admission is one hour before advertised closing time.

Facilities

General

 

Catering

 

Children

 

Disabled

 

Feeding

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Shows

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Other Attractions

 
Additional Costs  
Restrictions  

Number Of Species

Number of animals

  Number of Species Number of Specimens
Mammals

66

1907

Birds

74

749

Reptiles

24

116

Amphibians

6

174

Fish

30

160

Invertebrates

14

130

Totals

214

3079

Annual number of visitors Number of staff Area in acres Association memberships Proprietor
469,821 80 260    

 

This entry was updated by ZSL Whipsnade Park on 27th April 2007 and the following information was provided.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is one of Europe's largest wildlife conservation parks. Set in 600 acres of beautiful parkland on the Chiltern Hills, north of London, the Zoo is home to more than 2,500 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild. The Zoo, like ZSL London Zoo, is run by the Zoological Society of London, a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

Escape with your family on a big natural adventure and watch tigers, elephants, hippos and giraffes in huge outdoor enclosures. Get closer to Lions of the Serengeti, check out the cheeky chimpanzees and see the very rare baby greater one horned rhino and baby Asian elephant. As of Easter 2007, you can also go In with the Lemurs and see these stunning primates as they go about their business on their island. You can drive your car round the scenic park, or hop on and off the free Safari Bus. Alternatively, experience the Jumbo Express train for an exciting adventure.* Wallabies and Mara’s are free ranging across the park, and you are sure to catch sight of them during your visit. Before you go be sure not to miss a trip to the amazing Discovery Centre where you can find out about Desert Regions and the Rain Forest, and meet the Madagascan spiny tailed Iguanas.

With daily live talks, demonstrations and feeds, and beautiful picnic areas, there’s something for everyone at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

* charges apply.

Gate price: 29th March 2007 to 29 October 2007

Adult (15 – 59 years) 16.00

Child (3 – 15 years) 12.50

Under 3

All prices include a 1.50 voluntary donation

Car Admission to Park 13.00; External Car Park (Zoo Visitor) 3.50.

Concessions at the gate

The following concessions are available on day when you arrive at the main gate:

 

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