plan your visit

plan your visit

Fancy a fun family day out with lots of amazing animals? Then you are in the right place ... come and explore Camperdown Wildlife Centre with us!

conservation and research

conservation and research

Camperdown Wildlife Centre and other UK zoos have a very close relationship with science. Often animals are extremely elusive and threatened in the wild.

 Learning at Camperdown Wildlife Centre

Learning at Camperdown Wildlife Centre

2014 will be a great year for learning at Camperdown Wildlife Centre, we’re in a unique position to teach people about biodiversity, conservation and the natural world, making us an ideal ...

animal experiences

animal experiences

are your kids animal mad? do they dream of being a zoo keeper when they grow up? would they like to get up close to the animals?


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news

Meerkats Arrive at Camperdown – Friday 27 June

A charismatic new clan of Meerkats have claimed their turf at Camperdown Wildlife Centre. The five sociable Meerkats moved in today (Friday 27 June), and are the new neighbours to the short clawed otters and bears.

The Meerkats will take up residence in a huge enclosure at Camperdown, which is set on a hill, with heated indoor accommodation and accessible low viewing windows.

The sloped setting will allow the Meerkats to look out for danger (or visitors), as in the wild - playing the sentry for the Meerkat group is a key duty for “clan” members. Meerkats are native to the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana and Namibia), so 90 tons of special sand has also been installed in their new enclosure...

animal spotlight

snowy owl

Snowy owls are perfectly suited to life in a cold environment. Under their thick feathering is a dense layer of down, which allows them to keep as warm as us, even when ...