Opening March 29ᵗʰ
Best place to see reptiles and amphibians
Hop around the world and experience some of the rarest and most unique reptiles and amphibians on Earth, from the snake-eating king cobra to mountain chickens we're saving from the brink of extinction. With eight different habitats, the Secret Life of Reptiles of Amphibians is an educational tour spanning across the globe, stopping off in the dense rainforests of South America, mountain jungles in Asia and giant dormant volcanoes in the Cameroon.
A new hub for science and conservation
Representing some of the world’s most astonishing diversity, residents in the new purpose-built space at the Zoo will include the world’s largest amphibian and largest aquatic frog!
Delve into the secretive habits of these remarkable animals as they blend expertly into their environments – hidden in leaves and branches or just beneath the water’s surface. See through the eyes of a scientist as you learn about the surprising ways reptiles and amphibians survive and reproduce in their unusual habitats. Look through X-Rays in the lab, record scientific observations and even learn how to swab a frog to detect diseases.
Follow in the footsteps of conservationists and venture into the field. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open as you listen for the weird and wonderful sounds frogs use to communicate, spot animals among the branches and hop into a canoe to meet a Philippine crocodile. Find out about the exciting – and crucial –conservation work happening around the world to save reptiles and amphibians on the brink of extinction.
The Secret Life of Reptiles and Amphibians is currently under construction in Barclay Court in the centre of London Zoo and will be opening on 29ᵗʰ March. Our salamanders, lizards and snakes will be expecting you!
Visit ahead of opening
Gold members, Fellows and Patrons will have the opportunity to book a free preview slot to see the habitat before it opens to the public on selected sessions between 16-24 March. Keep an eye out in your emails for more information.