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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Whipsnade,
Nr Dunstable
Bedfordshire.  LU6 2LF
 
 
     
Nestled in the Chiltern Hills in rural Bedfordshire is the acclaimed Whipsnade Zoo.  Look for the large white lion carved into side of the Dunstable Downs – a great signpost and a foretaste of the extraordinary delights that await the visitor.
 
Whipsnade is managed by The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) which also operates the ZSL London Zoo at The Regent's Park London. It is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.
 
This zoo is a large 600 acre (243 hectare) park style zoo set in the Bedfordshire countryside which houses some many animals which are better housed in a large sized enclosure. These enclosures allow the animals to roam relatively freely.
 
Whipsnade likes to call itself ‘Wild Whipsnade’ and has a selection of giraffes, elephants, tigers, lions, cheetahs, and rhinos to bolster their credentials. There are also peacocks, Lemurs and wallabies as well as sea lions and many more. Check out the Zoo website to see what is available  Web: Whipsnade Animals
 
Whipsnade is in effect a 'free range' zoo because of the large enclosures. Visitors may drive through the zoo in their cars ensuring a close up view of the exotic inmates!
 
There is also bus and narrow gauge steam train travel through the park.
 
Plan your visit 
Accommodation - Search & Book through Expedia here: 
 
Visiting Information 
For information on Disabled Access, Entry dates and Times, Car Parking, Getting there, Accommodation etc, please go to the Zoo website at  Web:Whipsnade/ Plan Your Visit
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)1582 872 171
 
Getting There
The Zoo website has an excellent map showing the zoo location near Dunstable. Go to Web: ‘How to Find Us
 
- By Car
This is the most convenient way to visit. Follow directions on zoo website map.
 
- By Bus
Follow directions on zoo website listed above. Check out the special offer for bus passengers on the zoo website under  Web: ‘How to Find Us'
 
- By Train
Again follow directions on zoo website listed above. Check out the special offer for bus passengers on the zoo website under  Web: ‘How to Find Us
 
Google Map - ZSL Whipsnade Zoo