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 curious meerkats – their 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species.
Marwell’s biggest ever exhibit, a new Tropical House will be opening Easter 2018. This marks the second phase of a £17m investment programme for the zoo over the next 8-10 years, creating improved habitats for animals and more immersive experiences for guests. The £8m exhibit will span two levels offering fantastic vantage points across a lush, tropical canopy and the opportunity to experience the captivating life of the forest floor. Guests will be free to share the habitat and enjoy uninterrupted, close-up views of new, colourful and charismatic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. Powered by Marwell’s animal waste, the new exhibit will significantly reduce their carbon footprint.
What’s more, spend time with Marwell’s playful primates at ‘Lemur Loop’, a new walkthrough exhibit – now open. Explore the environment of different types of lemur whilst learning about the evolution of the species. With a beautiful landscaped setting, both indoors and out, the new lemur exhibit promises a truly immersive experience.
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.