Visiting A Virtual Zoo in the UK
Virtual Zoo Experiences in the UK
During this period of lockdown, days out and visiting attractions are not able to take place, but if you are an animal lover, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with your favourite zoo animal, and take a virtual trip to the zoo, who knows maybe you will ‘visit’ one you have never been to before and add it to your list of places to visit, when we are finally able to do so.
With the current situation, these wonderful places still need to have staff on site to feed and take care of the animals, and with no income from visitors, many of the establishments are struggling to survive, so if you enjoy watching the animals, do consider donating to their cause, otherwise when this nightmare is over, they may not be able to continue to stay open and allow you to visit.
If you are looking for a ‘Virtual Day Out’ to the Zoo, check out these amazing places.
Edinburgh Zoo have a number of webcams for you to check on your favourite animals, choose from Tigers, Penguins, Pandas and Koalas, see them sleeping, playing and eating. It costs £50 per day to keep Dharma the Sumatran Tiger fed, so any donations are welcome at this difficult time.
Don’t forget to follow Edinburgh Zoo on Facebook for all their latest news
Marwell Zoo in Winchester have a number of webcams for you to keep in touch with your favourite animals, check on Flamingos, Lemurs, Giraffes and Penguins. Like all the zoos during this time, Marwell is unable to make money from admissions, therefore they have set up a Just Giving Page for anyone that would like to donate.
Don’t forget to follow Marwell Zoo On Facebook for all their latest news.
Dublin Zoo opened its doors on September 1, 1831. The zoo spans 28 hectares and attracts over 1 million visitors a year, currently you can view webcams for the African Savanna where you can see Rhinos, Giraffes and Zebras, also web cams to view the Penguins and Elephants. You can donate to Dublin Zoo to help with the upkeep of the animals.
Don’t forget to follow Dublin Zoo on Facebook for all their latest news
Chester Zoo are allowing you to have a Virtual Zoo Day, visit the Meerkats (babies are due soon), black rhinos, jaguars, check out their website for details of the next date you can watch it live on facebook. If you miss it, dont panic because you can catch up on their youtube channel. To help the animals at Chester Zoo, you can donate.
Don’t forget to follow Chester Zoo on Facebook for all their latest news.
If you are missing your animal friends in Devon, check out their webcams where you can view the antics of the Flamingos, Sulawesi Crested Macaque and the Meerkats. If you would like to support Paignton at this difficult time, you can send a donation
Don’t forget to follow Paignton Zoo on Facebook for all their latest news.
If you are missing watching those funny Humboldt Penguins and cheeky Meerkats, Cotswold Wildlife Park webcams can keep you updated on their daily adventures. To help with the upkeep of these amazing animals during this difficult time, you can donate via their just giving page.
Don’t forget to follow Cotswold Wildlife Park on Facebook for all their latest news.
Newquay Zoo may be closed, but if you love Meerkats, then you can keep up with the mob at Newquay via their webcam. If you would like to help with the upkeep of the animals in Newquay you can donate to their Giving Page
Don’t forget to follow Newquay Zoo on Facebook for all their latest news.
Zoos Going Live on Facebook
Lots of the amazing Zoos and Wildlife Parks throughout the UK are giving you a glimpse into their world by showing you via a facebook live session, or regular updates on their facebook page, check out these Zoos for virtual experiences, don’t forget to check back daily to see what’s coming up, lots are taking requests for your favourite characters in the zoo, and many of them are providing worksheets for children whilst they are not at school.
Belfast Zoo Facebook are showing you lots of different animals from the zoo in their Belfast Zoo Comes To You
Blackpool Zoo Facebook The page is being updated by the keepers with all your favourite animals.
Drusillas Park Facebook Say hello to all of the animals at Drusillas including the red pandas
Longleat Safari Facebook Check out their virtual Safari
West Midlands Safari Park Facebook Lots of animal facts and some colouring pages too
Woburn Safari Park Facebook Learn all about the animals at Woburn.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park Facebook brings you animal updates via the page and lives, they also have some great colouring pictures for you to print out.
Once this lockdown is over, I recommend Africa Alive for a great day out.
If you have any other amazing Zoos or Wildlike Parks that I haven’t incluyded, please feel to comment below and i’ll add them to the list, it’s so important that we continue to support them during this time to ensure they are still able to open once things get back to normal, but until then, enjoy the Virtual Zoo Experiences.