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 coatis to majestic giraffes, endangered tigers to 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 Â£17m investment programme for the zoo over the next 8-10 years, creating improved habitats for animals and more immersive experiences for guests. The Â£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. 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 Wild Explorers, home to white rhino, Grevy's zebra and scimitar-horned oryx. Complete with a safari vehicle resting by the water hole, this exhibit will awaken your inner explorer as you learn how to radio-track; how to decipher clues from bones in the sand, or how to identify individual zebras through their unique stripes. You'll enjoy a cracking view of the animals, both near and far, from the raised observation boardwalk - the perfect spot for little legs to run wild.
When you fancy a break and the kids want to play, stop by at one of the five fantastic adventure playgrounds for some fun or even take them for a relaxing ride on either the road train (for free!) or the rail train.
Marwell Zoo also offers guests a programme of fascinating daily talks and feeds on a range of animal species throughout the day including giraffes, meerkats and penguins.
Just by visiting Marwell Zoo, you'll be making a big contribution to their projects to conserve species and habitats, both here in Hampshire and around the world.
Adults Â£20, Child Â£16, Senior/Student Â£17.50, Family (2 ad + 2 ch) Â£69. Under 3s FREE.
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