Conservation

We believe it’s vital to protect all the different kinds of animals in the world. So here's what we do to help.

At our zoo, you’ll see hundreds of exotic animals

You might have seen some of them before, but there are many you’ll be seeing for the first time. Sadly, some of our animals are in real danger of becoming extinct in the wild.

When you see our animals up close, we hope you’ll want to help us do something to save them. To make sure your children, and their children, will be able to see them too. Because extinct means gone. Forever.

Just by visiting us, you’re helping

We’re part of 23 breeding programmes through our membership of the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA). You can read about what we’re doing for black rhino conservation and all of our breeding programmes.

We also want to help conserve all our natural resources. Our working for the future team look at ways we can be greener, like growing our own willow for our giraffes to munch on. We even reuse our animal poo!

We also raise money for our conservation partners to help protect animals in their natural environment. And we help with projects that reintroduce animals from zoos to the wild.

Zoo Membership

We're proud to be members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). Our membership means we share knowledge with leading zoos across the UK and Europe, and we learn from them too.