Wild Explorers

Be a Wild Explorer

Experience the African wilderness first hand at Marwell’s biggest exhibit to date – Wild Explorers.

Marwell is actively involved in conserving the three iconic species – white rhinos, scimitar-horned oryx and Grevy’s zebra – housed in this new exhibit, so its setting and design  reveal how we study and observe these species in the wild.

You’ll have a cracking view of the animals, both near and far, from the raised observation boardwalk. It’s the perfect spot for wildlife photography.

Step off the boardwalk and you’ll enter the discovery zone. Complete with a safari vehicle resting by the water hole, this zone aims to awaken your inner explorer.

What’s more, the exhibit offers covered areas for exhibitions & education sessions plus a themed play area for your children to practice their ranger skills!

Explorers Trail

Pick up your Explorers Trail from the Information Cabin and challenge your inner adventurer by collecting all eight stamps around the park. Don’t forget to enter in the prize draw and pick up your Wild Explorer sticker from the gift shop!

If you develop a bond with our Grevy’s zebra or white rhino then why not adopt one? You’ll be making a very welcome contribution to the care of our animals in the zoo (and helping to fund the tonnes of hay which our hoofstock consume each year).

Wild Explorers Certificate 

Look out for

Scimitar Horned Oryx Oryx Dammah Marwell Zoo Hannah Pearce Scimitar Horned Oryx White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium Simum Marwell Zoo Directory 2 Grevys Zebra Equus Grevyi Marwell Zoo

Hartmanns Mountain Zebra Equus Zebra Hartmannae Marwell Zoo Keith Talbot Zebra

Grevy's zebra

Grevy’s zebra have thin stripes, a brown muzzle, a white belly and large, round ears that can move independently in different directions.

Scimitar Horned Oryx Oryx Dammah Marwell Zoo Hannah Pearce Oryx

Scimitar-horned oryx

The horns of the scimitar-horned oryx are the longest of all the oryx, measuring up to 150cm. This is longer than they are tall!

White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium Simum Marwell Zoo Jason Brown Rhino In Front Of Hall

White rhinoceros

The white rhino is one of the world’s largest land animals with a body size smaller than elephants but of similar stature to the greater one-horned rhino.

What's nearby?
Indoor picnic area
Adventure playgrounds
Ice creams

Disabled not so friendly

It’s very challenging pushing a wheelchair!

Trusted customer – 1 week ago

A great day out for all the family

A charming zoo, great for children

Trevor – 1 week ago

Nice and spacious with a good cafe and ice cream shops. Great to see the Giraffe…

Neal – 1 week ago

Marvellous Marwell

Absolutely fantastic day out, great facilities, very clean park, friendly staff …

Trusted customer – 1 week ago

great day out

Most of the animals have nice size enclosures and there is loads to keep you bus…

Trusted customer – 2 weeks ago

Great day out

Great day out, our 2 year old granddaughter had a wonderful time. Lots to do and…

Rachel – 2 weeks ago

A great day out.

Well worth a visit. Animals looked healthy and content. Great space for wanderin…

Linda – 2 weeks ago

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Stephanie – 2 weeks ago

Absolutely a recommendation to go for all

I’m a carer and was out for the day with clients had a busy fun filled day 🙂

Lisa – 2 weeks ago

Granny’s favourite outing.

I visited with my 2 year old twin grandsons which was possibly a tad ambitious. …

Kathy – 2 weeks ago

Excellent day out and enjoyed the animals, cafe and the whole set. Very well pri…

Trusted customer – 2 weeks ago

Great place

Exceptional family day out! You can literally spend your whole day and the fun d…

Daniel – 2 weeks ago

Marwell Zoo visit

Very well spaced out with a lot of good enclosures with a good variety of animal…

Andrew – 2 weeks ago


Loved it! Great enclosures, lovely people and awesome animals! Would be nice if …

Trusted customer – 2 weeks ago

Took grandchildren who had the time of their lives. Lots to see, well signposted…

Brian – 2 weeks ago

Great day out

First time back to Marwell after many years. This time with 2 year old grandson….

Trusted customer – 2 weeks ago