Zoological Gardens

Come and visit Hertfordshire's wildest interactive animal adventure. Set within approximately 2 acres of beautifully kept grounds this unique zoo offers guests of all ages and abilities the chance to discover a variety animals up close. Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens is home to a variety of wild animals including zebras, reindeers, emus, red kangaroos, wallabies, various tropical wader birds, parrots, giant snakes and lemurs.

Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens specialises in a number of rare species and is the only zoo in the UK where you can see the bizarre Cuban hutia and is one of the few zoos to be part of the European breeding programme for Madagascar’s largest carnivore, the fossa.

Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens prides itself as small and friendly zoo where the Rangers are always on hand to help you make the most of your visit. There are a series of daily activities including keeper talks, animal feeds and an indoor interactive show where guests of all ages can get even closer with opportunities to hold and touch a variety of animals. If that’s not enough to satisfy your wild side there are a number of behind the scenes animal experiences you can add to your visit such as, ‘Feed the Lemurs’.

The zoo is actively involved in various conservation projects and supports the work of the Ventura Wildlife Conservation Fund (VWCF) a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising funds and awareness for a variety of endangered species and their habitat.

Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens is actively involved in educational initiatives around the world and welcomes school groups to visit. There are a series of educational based sessions available for schools, colleges, universities and other educational based groups to enjoy as well as an outreach programme for groups who are unable to visit the zoo.

*Please note that Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens is an independent organisation run by Ventura Wildlife.