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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Boobook Owl

Ninox novaeseelandiae

The boobook owl is also known as the ‘morepork’ owl. Both names are derived from its distinctive two-syllabled call.



Size: 26 - 29cm
Weight: 150 - 216g



Boobook owls are found in New Zealand and on Norfolk Island. They live in forests and farmlands, and can also be seen in urban areas.



The boobook owl feeds mainly on insects, but also takes small birds, mice and other small mammals.



It nests and roosts in tree cavities. A clutch of eggs is laid in a nest hollow. The female incubates the eggs for about 33 days, while the male brings her food and remains nearby.



The boobook owl is not classed as endangered and its population is believed to be stable in the wild.

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