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
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £7.95 £7.20

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Sri Lankan Leopard

Panthera pardus kotiya

Sri Lankan leopards are one of 9 subspecies of leopard and are part of the ‘big cat’ family. Their rosette-like black spots are a unique pattern to each individual.



Size: Head-Body Length - 0.9 - 1.9m, Tail length - 60 – 110cm
Weight: 37 - 90kg



As their name suggests, Sri Lankan leopards are native to the island of Sri Lanka. They are found in a range of habitats from open savannah to rainforests.



Leopards are carnivores, usually hunting at night for a variety of prey including wild boar, deer and birds. They will often carry prey high up a tree to keep it away from other predators.



Leopards are solitary except for the breeding season. After a pregnancy of around 3 ½ months a litter of 2 to 6 cubs are born. They can live for up to 20 years.



Sri Lankan leopards are endangered in the wild through hunting for trade and also persecution as a pest. The current wild population is estimated at around 800 individuals. Although found in many protected areas, their population is still decreasing. These cats are part of a European Breeding Programme and Banham Zoo has been very successful with this species, being the first UK collection to breed Sri Lankan leopards.

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