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
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £7.95 £7.20

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Bar-headed Goose

Anser indicus

Bar-headed geese are ‘true geese’ and are closely related to swans. True geese include the red-breasted, the snow and the Hawaiian goose.



Size: 71 - 76cm
Weight: 2 - 3kg



The bar-headed goose inhabits boggy ground, lakes, rivers and marshes in central Asia. They migrate over the Himalayas, where they have been seen to fly at altitudes of 10,175 metres (33,382 feet) – that’s over 10 km (6 miles) high!



Bar-headed geese are grazers, feeding mainly on grasses, however they may also feed on crops, such as rice and barley.



They make their nests on patches of dry ground in the marshes that surround lakes. The eggs are incubated for around 30 days. Many young have been hatched at the zoo.



Bar-headed geese are not believed to be endangered in the wild as the wild population is currently reasonably large.

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