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Passport to the world’s wildlife Families can Travel the World in a day this summer at ZSL London Zoo 

Visitors are invited to pack their sunscreen for a trek across the globe this summer – with the launch of Travel the World at ZSL London Zoo, where staycationers can celebrate the wonder of the world’s wildlife without leaving the country. 


While international travel may remain tricky this summer, visitors to London’s zoo can instead take a globetrotting tour of discovery through the continents, coming face to face with amazing animals from South America, Africa, Asia and the oceans in-between. 


Until Tuesday 31 August, intrepid explorers can check in at the on-site ‘Travel Agency’ to plan their trip, before being issued with a special London Zoo ‘passport’ and beginning their global adventure – collecting travel stamps and learning about the world’s wildlife along the way. 

Explore the sights and sounds of a traditional Indian high street and train station, encountering a pride of Endangered Asiatic lions in Land of the Lions – before trying your hand at traditional Rangoli art at one of our Wild Workshops 


Journey to Asia to learn more about Critically Endangered Sumatran tigers in Tiger Territory – discovering the beauty of Indonesian shadow puppetry along the way – before visiting the Pacific coastlines of Peru and Chile to meet the Zoo’s colony of Humboldt penguins in Penguin Beach, or surrounding yourself with South American butterflies and moths in Butterfly Paradise. 


Head Into Africa where safari guides will introduce you to pygmy hippos, giraffes and the elusive okapi, then pass a waterfall on your way to Rainforest Life, where you’ll find South American tamanduas, two-toed sloths and golden-headed lion tamarin monkeys. 


Take a rest under the ocean at the Zoo’s Sensory Station, filled with the soothing sights and sounds of a peaceful underwater world – before being mesmerised by the new coral aquarium in Tiny Giants, where blue tangs and clownfish swim amongst colourful corals. 


Feeding time is also set to be a global affair at the Zoo this summer, with new pop ups offering tourists a taste of the world – enjoy authentic BBQ from South America, ‘Cat’su curry from East Asia, and delicately spiced Indian tapas. 


A great value day out, Travel the World at ZSL London Zoo is the perfect alternative to an overseas trip this year, and is free with Zoo entry – book your summer tickets now at  




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