What animals Can you see at Howletts?
Meet Our Animals
- African Elephant. Howletts is home to the only herd of African elephants in Kent and the herd is the largest in the UK, comprising 14 individuals.
- Western Lowland Gorilla.
- Eastern Black Rhino.
- Brazilian Tapir.
- Honey Badger.
- White Naped Mangabey.
- Eastern Bongo.
- Sumatran Tiger.
Is Howletts or Port Lympne better?
Howletts is the smaller and flatter of the parks at 90 acres and is therefore more accessible. Port Lympne lies in 600 acres of hilly terrain and as a result is quite steep in places.
Are there lions at Howletts?
Home to the world’s largest collection of critically endangered western lowland gorillas and the largest herd of African elephants in the UK, Howletts offers visitors the chance to get up close to Amur tigers, leopards, lions and wolves in their glass fronted enclosures, and walk with lemurs as the Madagascan …
Is Howletts zoo closing down?
Tony Kelly, the managing director of the Aspinall Foundation, assures there are no plans to close either park and they “will continue as normal for the foreseeable future”.
Can you see gorillas at Howletts?
Howletts is home to over 390 animals, including Kent’s only giant anteaters, the largest herd of African elephants in the UK, and more gorillas, leopards and monkeys than any zoo in the county, Howletts offers a fun packed, wild day out for a great price!
Do you have to wear a mask at Howletts?
At Howletts Wild Animal Park, a fundamental part of our mission is to create incredible experiences for animal-lovers. Gloves and a face mask will be provided and must be worn for the duration of all gorilla, primate and cat encounters, and we encourage masks to be worn for all other encounters and experiences.
What zoo did Aspinall own?
Later that year, with proceeds from his gambling, Aspinall purchased Howletts country house and estate near Canterbury, Kent. He lived in the house and set up a private zoo, Howletts Zoo, in the grounds.
Can you take dogs to Howletts Zoo?
Howletts & Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks reserve the right to refuse admission and to make changes to the event without prior notice. No dogs are permitted within the parks.
Are there still elephants at Howletts?
The elephants are currently located in a 8-acre enclosure at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent. The Howletts’ elephant herd is one of the most successful breeding herds of African elephants in Europe.
Do you have to book to go to Howletts zoo?
Booking your tickets online in advance is the fastest and simplest way to begin your visit. Please note: Carer tickets can be purchased at the Gatehouse. All other tickets must be pre-booked in advance. Did you know that we are a charity and that your admission helps us to save rare and endangered animals!
Do you have to wear a mask at the zoo UK?
To keep the animals in our walkthrough exhibits as safe as possible (the areas where visitors share the same space as our animals) we will be asking all visitors aged over 11yrs without exemptions to wear facemasks.
Are there Cheetahs at Howletts?
In February 2020, The Aspinall Foundation became the first organisation to ever rewild cheetahs born in the UK. Saba & Nairo, two brothers born at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and later transferred to Howletts Wild Animal Park, were flown 6,000 miles to Ashia Cheetah Sanctuary in South Africa’s Western Cape.