A visit to Marwell Zoo is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world – and play a big part in helping to save them.
From ring-tailed lemurs and gentle giraffes to Amur tigers and bat-eared foxes – our 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species. Also, a host of new arrivals are in residence at any time – recent births include Amur tiger triplets, Amur leopard cubs and a pygmy hippo calf!
With adventure play areas, a wide range of food and drink outlets, and road and rail trains it’s more than just a walk in the park.
Marwell Zoo is about being as active or as relaxed as you want. There are several play areas where children can run wild while you take a well-earned break. Enjoy spectacular views of the valley field, while you eat and drink at Café Graze, or its attached picnic area. There’s also a free road train to help you get around. Best of all, you can combine an unforgettable day out with a chance to learn all about the natural world and the challenges it faces.
Spend time with Marwell Zoo’s playful primates in their ‘Lemur Walkthrough’, new for summer 2017! Visitors can explore the environment of these enticing animals in a new, themed exhibit focussing on the evolution of lemurs. With a beautiful landscaped environment, both indoors and out, the new lemur home promises an immersive experience for guests. What’s more, the zoo’s knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help guests learn all about these wonderful animals.
Experience the African wilderness first hand at Marwell Zoo’s newest and biggest exhibit to date: ‘Wild Explorers’. Visitors will be immersed in the animals’ environment as they take in some incredible views of white rhino, zebra and scimitar-horned oryx roaming together.
Wild Explorers marks the start of a £17m investment programme for Marwell Zoo over the next 10 years, creating improved habitats for their animals and more immersive experiences for visitors. This includes a new £7.8m tropical house, designed to hold an array of current and new species that will be heated by an anaerobic digester, powered by the animals’ waste – opening 2018.