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.

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?

Plan your visit

Plan your visit

We’ve put together some information for you to explore before you visit and find out what changes we have been making to help keep you safe.

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 is delighted to announce the arrival of a troop of 11 endangered Lion-Tailed Macaques this weekend. Preparations for their arrival are well underway and visitors will get the first chance to see them this Sunday. The centre will be closed to the public on Saturday 28 October to allow them time to settle in, the zoo will then reopen on Sunday (29 October) at 10am when the new arrivals are expected to be very popular.

The troop are coming from Belfast Zoo and consists of 4 males and 7 females. The youngest was born in June 2017 is 4 months and the oldest nearly 20 years old and was born in December 1997. Staff having been working behind the scenes to prepare their enclosure which had an extra house added with holding area plus 3 climbing frames and...

animal spotlight

ring-tailed lemur

The ring-tailed lemur is highly social, living in groups of up to 30 individuals. It is also female dominant, a trait common among lemurs. To keep warm and reaffirm ...