With over 800 amazing animal species to discover, as well as live shows and fantastic, immersive exhibits including Tiger Territory, London Zoo is an unmissable attraction.
Land of the Lions
ZSL London Zoo has opened its biggest and most breath-taking experience yet: Land of the Lions.
Enter the crumbling ruin of an amphitheatre-style Lion Temple and see the majestic big cats roaming just metres away, separated only by fine wires.
Transporting visitors from the heart of London to the vibrant setting of Sasan Gir, the exhibit immerses visitors in the sounds, sights and native wildlife of India, while highlighting the importance of conserving these beautiful and endangered animals.
Land of the Lions also supports a global breeding effort, helping to secure the future of the species by working with Zoos all over the world to ensure the existence of a healthy population continues.
For those who want to experience a taste of conservation in action, Land of the Lions sees visitors become part of an interactive adventure as they help ZSL’s forest rangers deal with a ‘lion-emergency’ in the Gir Forest, and lend a hand to the veterinary team who come to the rescue.
With 2,500sqm of breath-taking space, including an overhead walkway, re-creations of Sasan Gir train station, a crumbling temple, Indian high street and so much more, Land of the Lions will inform, inspire and excite wildlife lovers of all ages and promises to be an experience unlike any other - the must-visit attraction of 2016!
Tiger Territory opened to the public in March 2013 and has been a resounding success. For the first time ever, visitors are able to explore the lush world of the Sumatran tiger in the heart of London. Through immersive and interactive experiences Tiger Territory takes you closer than ever to the natural environment of one of nature’s most awesome predators. Wide windows with lush foliage bring you right into the heart of the tigers’ domain. Separated by a single pane of glass you will watch… and be watched.
Get up close to the zoo’s western lowland gorillas in a natural environment – one that mimics their African rainforest! Take a peek at the gorillas and see what they’re up to before learning a bit more about them through interactive activities and exhibits.
Head down to the beach and watch London’s largest colony of Humboldt Penguins dive, swim, frolic and feed.
This indoor exhibit introduces visitors to life living in the rainforest coming face to face with sloths. monkeys and armadillos! See how these nocturnal creatures live as the lights dim.
Smaller children will love the Children’s Zoo – they can visit the Touch Zone and pat goats, sheep and chickens and have fun in the educational play areas.
Other sights and attractions at London Zoo
Daily events take place on site for visitors, including a selection of keeper talks, animal feeds and animal demonstrations. Come face to face with a whole host of animals at the Amphitheatre with Animals in Action or watch the penguins feed in England’s biggest penguin pool with Penguin Beach Live! Feeling brave? Make your way down to the display lawn to catch a glimpse of some amazing birds in flight with Deadly Birds.
Kids can join in with Vets in Action at ZSL London Zoo this half-term
Saturday 11 February to Sunday 19 February 2017
ZSL London Zoo is inviting children to become Zoo vets this February half-term - at Animal Hospital, an exciting role-playing experience for budding veterinarians.
From Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 February as part of Vets in Action, kids will be able to truly step into the role of a vet at ZSL London Zoo, during a packed week of interactive family events celebrating the incredible work of the Zoo’s vet team.
After arriving for work at the hospital’s reception, junior vets will be prepped with gloves and masks before joining the team in the specially recreated ‘surgery’.
Becoming part of the action, children will help experts examine, x-ray and carry out toy treatments - experiencing first-hand the huge variety of work carried out by the Zoo’s vets, vet nurses and zookeepers on a daily basis.
When the masks come off, a packed schedule of talks and activities throughout the week will take families further inside the exciting world of animal medicine, explaining everything the team do to keep the Zoo’s 18,000 animals in tip-top condition - from microchipping meerkats to checking tiger teeth.
Vets in Action at ZSL London Zoo, will run from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 February 2017. A great value day out, Animal Hospital and all extra activities are included in the entry price.