Attractions, East of England, Zoos

Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens

Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens is one of the UK’s newest and most interactive small zoos.

Currently set within approximately two acres of Hertfordshire countryside this unique zoo offers visitors of all ages and abilities the chance to get up close to a variety of wild animals.

The zoo is home to many animal species including zebras, lemurs, red kangaroos, wallabies, emus and reindeer. Highlight species have to include Madagascar’s largest carnivore, the fossa, and the only Cuban hutia currently exhibited in a UK zoo.

As part of this zoo’s interactive approach, visitors can also enjoy a range of daily ranger talks, animal feeds and interactive animal encounter sessions. You can even go behind the scenes with one of the zoo’s animal experiences.

The zoo is part of the International Zoo Educators Association and participates in various conservation and educational programmes.

Wildlife you might see at Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens

Ring-tailed Lemur

Endemic to the island of Madagascar and highly recognised for its long, black and white ringed tail. Despite being the…

Grant’s Zebra

Is the smallest species of zebra and the most abundant in the wild. They live in family groups of the…

Red-fronted Lemur

Found in western and eastern parts of Madagascar in dry lowland forests. They are identified for their grey coat and…


In the wild, reindeer live between 10 and 20 years, with females outliving the males by up to 10 years.…

Rainbow Lorikeet

It is a species of Australasian parrot, and has a very bright plumage. The head is deep blue, the belly…

Burmese Python

One of the five largest snakes, native to a large variation of tropic and subtropic areas of Southern Asia. Often…

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