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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White-faced Tree Duck

Dendrocygna viduata

The 8 species of tree ducks, or whistling ducks, are believed to be more closely related to swans and geese than to true ducks!



Size: 38 – 48cm
Weight: 500 – 820g



White-faced tree ducks inhabit freshwater lakes, reservoirs, marshes, swamps, large rivers, flood plains and river deltas. They have a very large range, found over South America, Africa and Madagascar.



They feed mainly on grass and plants, but will also eat aquatic invertebrates such as molluscs and insect larvae.



White-faced tree ducks usually nest on the ground in long grass, or sometimes in reed beds or the fork of a low waterside tree. Both partners incubate the eggs for 27 to 30 days.



White-faced tree ducks are not considered threatened in the wild. The population is currently stable and widely distributed. Our white-faced tree ducks arrived from Chester Zoo in August 2014.

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