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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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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Scarlet Ibis

Eudocimus ruber

There are around 26 species of ibis, all with the recognisable long curved bill. The scarlet ibis can be recognised by their striking colour, which can vary from red to pink depending on individuals, season and food.



Size: 55 - 68cm
Weight: 775 - 925g



They are found in coastal swamps, estuaries and rice fields. They travel and breed in large flocks.



Their long, curved beak serves as a probe to find worms and crustaceans in mud. Their toes are widespread to give them balance as they wade.



They often nest on mangrove islands. The male collects materials for the nest while the female builds it. Round 2 to 4 eggs are incubated for 21 days and both parents care for their young.



Scarlet ibis are not classed as endangered as they have a large, stable population, found over a large range.

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