Saunter through our walkthrough aviary, hop around our bush walk or creep around our cold blooded corner.
Built with animal encounters in mind, Fur, Feathers & Scales is the perfect location to get close to some of the reptiles, birds and mammals at Marwell.
Our walkthrough aviary is jam packed with a fantastic range of colourful and exotic birds – squawking, swooping and strutting.
It’s an exciting and immersive entrance to our new Fur, Feathers & Scales exhibit, as well as a valuable education resource for children - especially 4 to 7 year olds.
This aviary is larger than any other in the zoo by a considerable margin. One of its greatest assets is its spacious house, which keeps the birds safe, dry and warm through the winter – a guaranteed animal encounter whatever the time of year.
With its varied habitat it caters for all manner of nest building styles – an essential given the mix of birds!
Follow the path down from the aviary and head into the “fur” section where you’ll meet our curious ring-tailed coatis. Their three outdoor pods and intricate array of ropes and poles provide the perfect environment for them to show off their climbing skills. See them in action during our talk!
Saunter on down to the bush walk for a close up encounter with our Bennett’s wallabies before heading into the “scales” section at Cold Blooded Corner. PLEASE SEE note above dated 31 March 2017.
Here you’ll discover the venomous reticulate Gila monster and the Madagascan tree boa, both EEP species (European Endangered species breeding Programme). If you love snakes this is definitely the place for you! Look out for our Dumeril's ground boa too.
We wanted an outdoor activity that was not entirely weather independent for a large family group over the Christmas holidays, incorporating children, teenagers, adults and two people with disabilities (age range 10 to 85). Marwell ticked all the boxes!The Keefe Family, 7th January 2016