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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Black & White Ruffed Lemur

Varecia variegata variegata

Ruffed lemurs, like all lemurs, are prosimians. They are 'so-named' because of their tufted ears and ruff round their necks.



Size: Head-body length – 50 - 55cm, Tail length – 60 - 65cm
Weight: 3 - 4.5kg



Black & white ruffed lemurs live on the east coast of Madagascar in the lowland to mid-altitude rain forests.



Their diet consists mainly of fruit and nectar but they will also eat flowers, leaves and seeds.



Black & white ruffed lemurs give birth to up to 6 young after around a 3month pregnancy, in a well concealed nest constructed of twigs, leaves and vines.



Numbers of black & white ruffed lemurs are believed to have dropped by up to 80% in less than 30 years. This is mainly due to habitat loss and hunting. Like most of the lemurs in the zoo, they are part of a European breeding programme.

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