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November 2019

Marwell Zoo announces sad loss of our founder Dr John Knowles OBE

Dr John Knowles OBE founded Marwell Zoo out of his dream to create Britain’s first zoological collection specifically for the breeding of endangered animal species. He sadly passed away on Saturday 2 November 2019, after a short illness.

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We support Sustainable Palm Oil

We’re delighted to come together with conservation organisations all around the world to call for sustainable palm oil. Did you know that as a conservation charity, we only sell products containing sustainable palm oil? From tasty treats in our cafe to the products we sell in our gift shop, find out why we believe it's so important to support a move to sustainable palm oil.


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One of the most threatened antelopes in the world, the scimitar-horned oryx, has been born here at Marwell.

The female calf named Belle by keepers was born on 27 October and brings the total count to three calves born at Marwell in 2019 alone.

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November's Animal news

We have new arrivals and a sad update.

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We sadly announce the death of our cheetah and scimitar-horned oryx calf

Earlier this month we announced the sad death of one of our cheetahs, Jabal, as well as our youngest scimitar-horned oryx calf, Belle.

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