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.

Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
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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Emperor Scorpion

Pandinus imperator

Scorpions are arachnids, along with spiders, mites and ticks. There are around 600 species of which this is one of the largest, growing to 20cm (8 inches) in length.



Size: 20cm
Weight: Up to 30g



Emperor scorpions live in the humid bush and forests of western Africa.



Their diet consists mainly of other arthropods (invertebrates with jointed legs) such as grasshoppers, crickets, moths, flies, ants, termites, beetles and spiders.



Scorpions are ovoviviparous (incubate eggs internally then give birth to live young) and the young spend their first days or weeks on their mother’s back. They attach with suckers on the tips of their legs.



Although not evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), this scorpion is listed on CITES, a convention which limits international trade in this species.

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