Sadly on the 29th January we had to say goodbye to Lewy, one of our black-and-white ruffed lemurs who had been at the zoo since we opened in 2005.

At 20 years old, he was a good age and until fairly recently had enjoyed a great quality of life.  About a year ago he developed a kidney problem, which was treatable at first, but in the past few weeks led to other complicated health issues.

He was such a sweet, chilled out lemur who loved to sunbath, spend time on his swing, get a tickle under his arm and munch on his favourite treats of banana and sweet potato.  He had a wonderful relationship with his keepers and he will by everyone at the zoo!




For the safety of our staff and visitors, we have made the decision to close the zoo from tonight. Our team of dedicated keepers and vet will continue to make sure all our animals are well looked after. We hope this will not be for too long a period but we will follow government advice and guidelines.

If you would like to donate towards the zoo, we appreciate any help although we know this is a difficult time for everyone.
Thank you all for your continued support and hope we can welcome you all back soon.