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.
Celebrating 35 years since the publication of much-loved author Rod Campbell’s classic storybook, ZSL London Zoo is hosting the Dear Zoo experience this Easter!
Between 1 – 17 April only, a brand new experience is arriving at the Zoo, bringing everyone’s favourite children’s book to life.
Kids of all ages are invited to step into the Dear Zoo story and embark on a trail through the Zoo collecting stamps, exploring the storytelling hub and meeting the real life animals from the book.
. Explore the Dear Zoo hub. Push, pull and press your way through the interactive activities before taking part in lively storytelling sessions.
. Meet the Dear Zoo experience team. Get the whole family involved in the tale and equipped with their activity trail cards.
. Follow the trail through the Zoo. Collect stamps, get up close to the animals from the book and take part in fun activities at each stop.
. Collect all the stamps in your activity sheets and claim your special anniversary Dear Zoo badge at the end!
The Dear Zoo experience is included in your Zoo ticket at no extra cost. Under 3s go free!