All posts tagged: Marwell Zoo

Wildlife parks and zoos to reopen this week

With the welcome news that wildlife parks and zoos can reopen from Monday 12th April, we take a look at what’s happening where and report on our favourite places to visit to discover animals. Although restrictions have been lifted, visitor numbers will be limited each day to allow for social distancing measures, with one-way systems […]

Tiny arrival big news for Marwell

This adorable little mouse deer is a rare Javan Chevrotain – one of the smallest hoofed animals in the world – and Marwell Zoo’s newest arrival! Weighing in at just 370 grams when born, the tiny youngster is doing well, keepers report, although interactions are minimal due to the sensitivity of the species. Tim Rowlands, Marwell […]

New Wallaby Walkthrough for Marwell Zoo

The Wallaby Walkthrough at Marwell Zoo has been transformed following a £30,000 makeover – much to the delight of the resident red-necked wallabies. The new and improved habitat – twice the size of the original – features a small creek, pool, stream, and pond, plus a natural seating area for guests to relax surrounded by […]

Special new arrivals for Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo is celebrating the birth of some of the world’s most threatened species including a critically endangered black and white ruffed lemur baby and a mountain bongo calf. The Hampshire based wildlife park and conservation charity has also welcomed two blesbok calves – a first for Marwell – and a number of chicks including […]

Take a walk on the wild side for Marwell

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire has teamed up with Dorset-based Backdoorshoes to create leopard print gardening clogs which not only look good but also raise money for a great cause. Inspired by Marwell’s very own Amur leopard, Kaia, international conservation charity Marwell Wildlife, which operates Marwell Zoo, receives a donation for every pair sold of these super […]

A new red panda for Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire welcomed a male red panda from Gaia Zoo in the Netherlands last month as part of a European breeding programme for the endangered species. The three-year-old, named Peter, has now joined the Zoo’s resident female red panda, Mei Mei, in a new enclosure specially designed by keepers and landscape teams to […]

Our pick of the best festive events for 2018

With plenty going on at wildlife parks throughout the UK this festive season, we’ve selected our pick of the best Christmas events taking place this year… Longleat’s Festival of Light – A Fantastic Voyage is the Wiltshire attraction’s most ambitious ever Christmas event. Featuring more than 1,000 different illuminated lanterns and three-dimensional scenes, visitors can […]

The Great Brick Safari opens at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire launched The Great Brick Safari  today, an interactive experience featuring over 2 million LEGO bricks. Marwell is the first UK zoo to host a collection of giant LEGO brick animals. Over 80 stunning sculptures, representing 25 different species, have been installed, offering an exciting and unique trail to connect children with nature. […]

Walk among the lemurs at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo in Hampshire has opened an exciting new exhibit which allows visitors to walk through the lemur enclosure and watch them close up, like never before. The new Lemur Loop experience has both indoor and outdoor sections and immerses visitors into a densely planted lemur environment which aims to closely resemble their natural habitat. The […]

Zany Zebras a hit at Marwell!

Marwell Zoo‘s spectacular, family-friendly, art extravaganza, Marwell’s Zany Zebras, stampeded into Southampton recently, for a fantastic summer of fun. From mesmerising mosaics and glistening gems to colourful characters and crazy creations, there really is a zebra for everyone. Thousands of people, young and old, flocked to the city centre to enjoy the first weekend of zebra […]