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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Royal Python

Python regius

Royal, or ball, pythons belong to the Boid family of snakes, including all pythons and boas. Royal pythons are one of the smaller species only growing to around 1.5m (5ft) in length.



Size: 0.8-1.5m
Weight: 1.5-2.5kg



Royal (or ball) pythons are found in the rain forests of West Africa, particularly Ghana and Togo. Although they can climb, they spend most of their time on the ground.



All snakes are carnivores (meat eaters). Royal pythons eat rodents and in the wild they feed almost exclusively on gerbils.



Female royal pythons lay eggs, which they curl round and incubate. Pythons can live for up to 40 years.



Royal pythons are not currently classed as endangered due to their large range, however they are threatened by the international pet trade, as well as hunting for meat and leather.

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