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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Trumpeter Hornbill

Bycanistes bucinator

Hornbills belong to the family ‘Bucerotidae’ and there are over 50 species found in Africa and Asia.



Size: 50 - 55cm
Weight: Male – 607 - 941g, Female – 452 - 670g



These hornbills are found in southeast Africa and mainly live in wooded areas, including deciduous forests and mangroves.



Hornbills are omnivores, they have a varied diet including plants and fruits as well as frogs, reptiles, crabs and small birds. They swallow food whole and then regurgitate the indigestible parts later.



During nesting, the female will seal herself into a hole in a tree with a gap just big enough for her beak. She will lay between 1 to 5 eggs and the male will feed her while she incubates them. The eggs hatch after around 30 days.



The trumpeter hornbill is not classed as endangered as they have a large range and the population appears stable.

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