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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Hottentot Teal

Anas hottentota

The hottentot teal is the smallest species of dabbling duck in the world! The pygmy geese are the only smaller species of waterfowl.



Size: 33 - 36cm
Weight: 216 - 282g



Hottentot teals are found in Africa and Madagascar, in shallow freshwater pools, marshes and swamps. They are particularly seen in areas of tall aquatic vegetation such as papyrus grasses or typha rushes.



Hottentot teals are omnivores, feeding on seeds, fruits, and other plant material as well as squatic invertebrates.



Well-hidden nests are constructed, often in papyrus clumps. The female lays 5 - 12 cream or yellowish eggs, which she incubates for around 25 days.



Although not classed as endangered this species is in decline, mainly due to habitat loss for road construction, logging and cattle ranching. Thankfully it is found in a number of protected areas.

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