Clean hands, good health

Washing your hands is always a good idea, especially before eating. And of course, when there are animals around it’s even more important.

We do everything possible to keep the zoo spotless and safe, but naturally we recommend washing your hands regularly (and making sure the kids do too).

The recommended time to spend washing your hands is at least 15 seconds. That’s longer than you think - about as long as it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice!

We all know how carefully children wash when they’re not being watched. So it’s worth doing yours at the same time, and showing the children how to do it properly.