Zoo News Archive

We’ve welcomed clouded leopards!

June 22, 2022

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of a sibling pair of vulnerable clouded leopards to the zoo. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) estimates there are only 3,700 […]

Celebrating more awards!

June 22, 2022

We’re celebrating after winning Business of the Year and the Sustainable Business Award at the Winchester Business Excellence Awards. We were honoured during a ceremony at the University of Winchester. […]

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our oldest giraffe

June 9, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Matilda, our oldest Rothschild’s giraffe, who was born here in 1997. Following the onset of symptoms thought to be […]

A volunteer with giraffes at Marwell Zoo

Celebrating Our Volunteers

June 6, 2022

We are proud to be celebrating #NationalVolunteersWeek! We have over 120 wonderful volunteers and so far, this year they have already contributed an incredible 2,021 hours of their time to […]

Supporting our Ukrainian colleagues & guests

May 26, 2022

We are working with Winchester City Council to donate Marwell tickets to Ukrainian refugees living in our local area. These will be allocated by the council on our behalf and […]

New arrivals have scuttled into the zoo…

May 25, 2022

Red-legged millipedes Ten of these crawly critters can be found in Cold-Blooded Corner! These fascinating creatures have an essential role within the ecosystem, recycling nutrients and enriching the soil. They […]

Honouring our founder Dr John Knowles OBE

May 19, 2022

We have erected a monument in memory of our founder Dr John Knowles OBE. The standing stones were designed and created by internationally renowned designer and sculptor Gary Breeze, a […]

Fluffy new arrivals – in a nutshell!

May 18, 2022

We’re thrilled to announce that all four of our nesting pairs of resident Humboldt penguins have welcomed new arrivals. The chicks, who have all been named after nuts, arrived within […]

Even Zebras Get Pedicures!

April 28, 2022

Our Hartmann’s zebras have exceptionally strong hooves – they are designed to walk across mountains! This strength, combined with milder winters, which means the ground becomes less tough, can make […]

We’ve welcomed more new zoo residents!

April 28, 2022

Egg-cellent news! Keepers have spotted our Humboldt penguins incubating eggs. Both parents will take turns incubating the eggs for around 40 days, and care for the young once hatched.  In […]