Whipsnade Zoo

We stayed in a nearby hotel when we went to The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour, and the day after, we took a trip to Whipsnade Zoo, which wasn’t too far away.

Whipsnade Zoo

I do love going to the zoo, and could quit happily sit for hours watching my favourite animals. Whipsnade Zoo is huge – it’s the biggest zoo in the UK. It isn’t a safari park, but you can drive your car into the zoo, and park up closer to the exhibits. Or you can park just outside and walk around (or take the bus that goes around the zoo). We chose to walk as it was a gorgeous day. Plus it was cheaper to park outside! We certainly covered some mileage by the end of the day, and by the time we got home, we were shattered!!

I’m going to share some of the photos that I took during the day. I love wildlife photography…it’s one of my favourite genres. As always, the rest of my photos can be found in a set on my Flickr.

Zoo Map

A clever map at the entrance!

Whipsnade Flag

European Bears

European Bears

The Chilterns

The zoo overlooks the Chiltern Downs – what a view!

The Chilterns

Penguins

One of my favourite animals!

Penugin

Penguin

Zoo Bus

The bus that you can catch to the exhibits – it’s a long walk around!

Oryx

Oryx

Pygmy Hippo

Pygmy Hippo – mother and baby – so tiny!

Common Hippo

Common Hippo

Indian Elephant

Indian Elephant

Indian Elephant

Indian Elephant

Indian Elephant

Sealion

Sealion

Sealion

Asian Rhino

Asian Rhino – this one really posed for the camera – it made me chuckle!

Asian Rhino

WWhite Rhino

White Rhino

Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffes

Donkey

Donkey

Donkey

Grevys Zebra

Grevys Zebra

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo

Cheetah

Whipsnade Zoo

Lion

Whipsnade Zoo

Przewalski’s Horse

Meerkats

These Meerkats were pooped out in the heat!

Mara

Mara roam freely around the zoo – you can get really close to them

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo

Mother Duck and Ducklings

Sweet mother duck and her brood of ducklings going for a walk

Whipsnade Zoo

We had a thoroughly good day at Whipsnade Zoo, and will definitely be going back in the future! Have you been here before?