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!

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?

2016 events

2016 events

Go wild with Santa this December at Camperdown Wildlife Centre!

become a friend

become a friend

The Friends of Camperdown Wildlife Centre is an independent group of people who have taken their enthusiasm for Camperdown Wildlife Centre (CWC) a step further and actively assist in its aims to ...


whats on
news

Camperdown Wildlife Centre has announced the arrival of new European Brown Bears at the zoo for the first time in 30 years. Three young bears, aged 22 months have arrived from Kolmården Zoo in Sweden. Staff at the centre will allow them around 30 days to settle in before they are fully introduced to visitors just after Christmas 2016. One male and two females will join, Star, the much loved older female bear at the zoo.

The three new bears are siblings and their mother was raised in captivity and father introduced to the Swedish zoo from the wild. Camperdown Wildlife Centre has a long relationship with the iconic animals and there have been a number of hugely popular bears at the centre over the years. Jeremy, the original Sugar Puffs bear, arrived in 1970. Comet was...

animal spotlight

european brown bear

Brown bears can be recognised by their most distinctive feature, their shoulder hump. Super strong shoulder muscles help this bear to dig up roots and tear apart logs ...