Date and time
Wednesday 2 February 2022
10am - 4pm
Free with zoo admission
Join us on World Wetlands Day as we celebrate the important role of wetlands for so many of our amazing animals here at the zoo!
Take a look at our programme!
|10:30am – 12pm||Discover UK wetlands – Main Entrance
What is a wetland? Why are they so important? Join us to discover what makes wetlands here in the UK amazing and see what you can do to help protect them!
|11am – 1pm||Discover Latin America wetlands – Latin American Wetland Aviary
From flamingos to parrots to tequila fish. There’s so much variety when it comes to wetland habitats. Come and discover how we protect and restore these amazing places!
|11am||Greater one-horned rhino talk – Greater one-horned rhino habitat
Join us to find out more about these elusive gentle giants. They spend so long wallowing in the mud they are sometimes mistaken for hippos!
Did you know… despite their size these rhinos are excellent swimmers!
|11.30am||Malayan tapir chat – Malayan tapir habitat
Why do these strange black and white creatures have a funny nose and what is it used for in their rainforest habitat? Join us for this talk to find out.
Did you know… they have prehensile noses which is used to wrap around and grab fruit, leaves, and other foods.
|12pm||Capybara talk – Giant anteater and capybara habitat
The world’s largest rodent! Join us to find out more about this weird and wonderful South American animal.
Did you know… capybara teeth grow continuously!
|12.30pm||Giant otter talk – Giant otter habitat
Why are giant otters known as river wolves? Join us to find out more about these impressive predators from South America.
Did you know… giant otters as the name suggests are the world’s largest otters.
|1pm – 3pm||Zone Roam – whole zoo
See if you can find one of our expert Zoo Rangers on their roam around the zoo. They are there to answer any questions you might have about our animals!
|2pm – 4pm||Discover African wetland bird watch – African wetland bird hide
There are so many wonderful birds that call wetlands their home but how many of them can you spot? Join our Zoo Rangers in the African wetland bird hide and see what you discover…
|2.15pm||Jaguar chat – Spirit of the Jaguar
The majestic Jaguar, found in the depths of the Amazon rainforest. But are they the most amazing animals there? Join us to find out more!Did you know… jaguars have webbed paws to help them hunt in the water!
|2.45pm||Flamingo talk – Latin American Wetland Aviary
Pretty in pink! These amazing birds live in the Wetlands of South America. But are they the best birds in South America? Or are there better? Join us to find out
Did you know… flamingos get their colour from their food
|3.15pm||Aquarium talk – Aquarium
Join us to discover the unique wildlife that can be found in underwater habitats around the world. Find out more about fish of all shapes, sizes, and colours.
Did you know… that we grow our own coral at the zoo!
|3.30pm||Mini Latin America Tour – outside Spirit of the Jaguar
Take a mini tour with our Zoo Rangers and find out more about our Latin American species and the work we do to help prevent the extinction of these amazing animals.
Did you know… Latin America contains almost half of the world’s tropical forests.
Please note: this programme will run instead of our usual animal talks on Tuesday 2 Feb.