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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Dwarf Mongoose

Helogale parvula

The dwarf mongoose is the smallest member of the order ‘Carnivora’ (the carnivores) to be found in Africa. There are 34 species of mongoose, all belonging to the family ‘Herpestidae’.



Size: Head-body length - 24cm, Tail length - 19cm
Weight: 210-350g



Dwarf mongooses are found in dry savannah and woodlands in southern and eastern Africa.



They feed mainly on insects, grubs and spiders but will also eat small rodents, birds and eggs. They will often attack strategically in groups.



Mongooses live in groups of between 8 to 30 individuals. It is only the dominant male and female who breed. After a pregnancy of 11 weeks, a litter of 2 to 4 young are born.



The dwarf mongoose is not believed to be endangered as it has a large population, which appears to be stable.

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