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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.

ROADTRAIN

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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Great Grey Owl

Strix nebulosa lapponica

The great grey owl is classed as an ‘earless owl’ and is closely related to other owls such as the Ural owl and the tawny owl. They have the largest facial disc of any owl!

measurements

Measurements

Size: 59 - 69cm
Weight: Male - 0.8 - 1.2kg, Female - 0.9 - 1.7kg

habitat

Habitat

They inhabit coniferous forests of northern Europe and North America. They are very difficult to spot as they easily blend into their surroundings.

diet

Diet

They prey mainly on shrews and voles, but occasionally take frogs and small to medium sized birds.

behaviour

Breeding

Around 2 to 5 eggs are usually laid from mid-April to mid-May. The female incubates her eggs for 30 days and the chicks may leave the nest at 4 weeks old.

threat

Conservation

Great grey owls are not endangered in the wild as their population is very large and has a very wide range.

Threat Level



Threat Level

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