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

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

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

A perfect day out for the whole family

A perfect day out for the whole family. Felt safe and not to busy around the zoo…

Racheal – 1 day ago

Normally 5 stars but poor weather meant fewer animals to see

David – 2 days ago

Between the showers it was great.The Penguins performed well and got us off

Penguins performed well . Tiger prowled we’ll . Girafffes came in and out . Go…

Brian – 2 days ago

Watched the older lion eating. Saw one of the Binturongs up close by the glass…

Pamela – 2 days ago

Very friendly experience, all staff smiling, lots to do and see!

Great experience lots to do a lovely interesting place to visit.

Jayne – 2 days ago

Amazing zoo trip.

Safe were amazing. Very welcoming. And a great layout to the zoo.

Trusted customer – 2 days ago

We have an annual pass and come regular. We would like to see more exotic cats ,…

Trusted customer – 2 days ago

Great as always

As a family we enjoyed our visit. It felt safe with sensible restrictions in pl…

Trusted customer – 2 days ago

Great family fun day out

The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The animals looked happy with lots…

Jemma – 2 days ago

A greatfamily day out

Always a great time with a great selection of animals for the whole family to en…

Ali – 2 days ago

Marwell is truly Marwellous!

Every visit to Marwell is different, the animals and birds always intriguing and…

Shirley – 2 days ago


Trusted customer – 3 days ago

Brilliant wintery day at Marwell, twins enjoyed it and lots to do and see

Stu – 3 days ago

Excellent day out

Lovely enjoyable day out. Had a very nice meal at cafe graze. Everywhere was v…

Trusted customer – 3 days ago

Great day out!

Always a great day out. We notice something new each time we visit. Less busy in…

Michael – 3 days ago

Great day out for the family and well worth the effort to drive there

Well lasted or with plenty of places to stop to eat and chat the children loved …

Chris Meninno-Symons – 3 days ago

Lots of space and plenty to see. Very interesting. Friendly staff.

We had a lovely day. So much space. The animals are clearly kept in good conditi…

Kate – 3 days ago

Yes would recommend to anyone. Lovely family day out.

Vicky – 3 days ago