Daily talks at London Zoo

Get closer to nature and learn more about animals from across the world.  Our daily animal talks share the latest understanding of endangered species, their habitats, and how we can protect them.

Join the fun and head to our 10 festive talks taking place this Christmas - from learning about loris’ to African wild dogs. Some animals may receive a festive treat too!

These talks are subject to change, please check our ‘What’s On’ boards when you arrive for accurate timings and additional pop-up talks throughout the day. 

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Daily events

Greater flamingos standing the water in their habitat at London Zoo
10:30 am - Three Island Pond

Flamingo Talk

Learn all about our flamboyance of flamingos - including how they get their famous pink colouring!

A meerkat at London Zoo
10:30 am - Animal Adventure

Meerkat Talk

Visit our meerkat mob in their new home in Animal Adventure!

Asiatic lion Bhanu lying on his platform at London Zoo
11:00 am - Land of the Lions

Lion Talk

Transport yourself to Gujarat in India and learn more about the King and Queen of the Jungle!

Asim the tiger at London Zoo
11:30 am - Tiger Territory

Tiger Talk

Join us at Tiger Territory for a sneak peek into the lives of our Sumatran tigers.

Nuru the giraffe in her new habitat at London Zoo
12:00 pm - Into Africa

Giraffe Talk

Visit Maggie, Molly and Nuru and get to know the world’s tallest land mammals.

Leafcutter ant carrying piece of paper with ZSL logo
12:00 pm - Tiny Giants

Leafcutter ants Talk

These amazing insects are some of the wonders of the animal world.

A group of Humboldt penguins on Penguin Beach at London Zoo
1:30 pm - Penguin Beach

Penguin Talk

Learn all about our flippered friends and their amazing adaptations.

An owl during Super Species Live at London Zoo
1:30 pm - Display Lawn

Super Species Live

Get up close and personal with astonishing species from around the world and find out how their natural behaviours help them the thrive in the wild.

Red slender loris
2:30 pm - Night Life

Slender loris Talk

Tiptoe into the darkness to discover more about the nocturnal slender loris.

 Galápagos tortoise with food around her mouth
2:30 pm - Giants of the Galápagos

Galapagos tortoise Talk

Learn all about these colossal reptiles, which hatch from eggs the size of a Ping-Pong ball.

African wild dog at London Zoo looking up
3:00 pm - Into Africa

African Wild Dog talk

African wild dogs are one of the most successful predators on earth - find out why!

Learn more about our animals

  • Asiatic lion Bhanu poses surrounded by autumn leaves
    Panthera leo persica

    Asiatic lion

    There are only several hundred Asiatic lions in the wild, and they only live in the Gir Forest, India, in an area that is smaller than Greater London.

  • Ruppell's griffon vulture close up
    Gyps rueppelli

    Ruppell’s griffon vulture

    This vulture holds the record for the greatest flying height recorded for any bird.

  • A meerkat at London Zoo
    Suricata suricatta

    Slender-tailed meerkat

    Despite their cute appearance, meerkat mobs are territorial and have a strict hierarchal infrastructure in which social positions can impact on an individual’s lifespan.

  • Two Asian short-clawed otters at London Zoo
    Aonyx cinereus

    Asian short-clawed otter

    Young otters do not open their eyes until they are 40 days old, taking their first swim after about nine weeks old.

  • A brown-nosed coati surrounded by trees at London Zoo
    Nasua nasua

    Brown-nosed coati

    Coatis act as farmers in the forest, picking and eating fruit and then dispersing seeds in their droppings – effectively planting new fruit trees.

  • Humboldt penguin underwater swimming at London Zoo
    Spheniscus humboldti

    Humboldt Penguin

    Humbolt penguins are from the beaches of Peru and Chile, and can swim speeds of up to 30mph!

  • Two Galapagos tortoises at London Zoo
    Chelonoidis sp.

    Galapagos tortoise

    With a lifespan of 177 years old, some Galapagos tortoises alive today would have around since before the American civil war. 

  • Giraffes in their indoor and outdoor enclosures at London Zoo
    Giraffa camelopardalis


    Giraffes have the same number of neck bones as humans – although theirs are linked by ball and socket joints enabling them far greater flexibility. 

  • Our animals