World War Zoo

World War Zoo

Find out how World War Two affected the life of zoo keepers, their animals and visitors.

Visit the Zoo's own 'Dig for Victory' garden which acts as a living memorial to many men, women and children involved in the war effort. It reflects the gardens that sprung up in unlikely places all over the country during World War Two, including zoos.

Learn about air raid precautions, rationing, sustainable farming, history and green issues in workshops that use original objects and resource materials that are perfect to illustrate the trials and tribulations of World War Two.

Click here to listen to a podcast about the project. You can also keep up to date with the latest developments on our blog.