Please note that we have been informed that there will be essential maintenance to the payment portal for payments being taken via our website. This is taking place on Wednesday 20 February 2019 between 4:45am and 7:00am. We advise guests who wish to purchase annual passes or tickets to do so outside these times. On behalf of our payment provider, we apologise for any inconvenience.


The Roadtrain at the zoo has, regretfully, broken down. As a result there will be no service around the zoo for the remainder of the school half term holiday as a minimum. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

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Adult £15.95 £14.50
Children (3-15 Years) £11.95 £10.85
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £13.95 £12.65
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Child / Adult / Carer £7.95 £7.20

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African Wood Owl

Strix woodfordii

The wood owl is one of over 45 species of owl found in Africa. It is a medium sized owl, around 35 cm in height.



Size: 30 - 36cm
Weight: Male – 240 - 270g, Female – 285 - 350g



The African wood owl inhabits forests and woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa.



The African wood owl is nocturnal (active at night) and hunts for small mammals, birds, reptiles and insects.



African wood owls nest in tree hollows. The female lays between 1 to 3 eggs that she incubates for about 1 month. The young fledge (are fully ready for flight) at around 4 months old.



African wood owls are not believed to be endangered as they have a large population that appears to be stable.

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