14 Mar 2022

Find out more about our eastern black rhinos, southern cassowaries, Andean bears  and Komodo dragons. 

To mark British Science Week we’re broadcasting a LIVE virtual trip to the zoo!

As a world leader in conservation science we wanted to do something special for British Science Week. We’ve arranged a PACKED line up of online events for our ‘Virtual Zoo Day British Science Week Special’ on Wednesday 16 March.

Streaming for free on our Facebook page, the action will get underway from 9.30am. You can expect to get close to some of the INCREDIBLE species that the zoo is home to, including the eastern black rhinos, southern cassowaries, Andean bears and Komodo dragons, finishing with a live Q&A with our conservation education experts.


“As well as seeing some extraordinary animals live on camera, viewers will hopefully learn a lot as our education experts are absolutely bursting with fascinating facts and rich information about the majestic species that viewers will see.”

Ashleigh Marshall, Informal Education Assistant Team Manager

Ashleigh continues:

“We’re really excited to be taking the zoo live into classrooms and homes all around the world and celebrating all things science! Our ‘Virtual Zoo Day’ will highlight the incredible, innovative science that the zoo is leading on – science that really is saving species.

“We’ll be kicking things off by taking a look at how monitoring hormones in dung helps us to breed critically endangered eastern black rhinos to prevent their extinction.

“Then we’ll be heading over to meet the southern cassowaries to discover how brand new zoo research has uncovered how these birds communicate in ways that can’t be heard by humans!

“Next, we’ll be revealing the special monitoring techniques helping the elusive Andean bear in Bolivia, as well giving a little update on the two cubs that are here at the zoo.

“Finally, we’ll be showing how thermal imaging cameras help us to better understand Komodo dragons and the tireless work our conservationists are carrying out to protect their future, followed by a live Q&A with our experts.”

Join our Virtual Zoo Day

Head to our Facebook page on Wednesday 16 March from 9:30am to watch live and find out more about our fascinating animals.


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