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Our Animals

Come and meet over 200 species of animals here at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens.  

As well as taking part in European breeding programmes for conservation, our zoo animals also have an important role to play in educating our Animal Care and Management students at Northumberland College.


Common Squirrel Monkey

This year sees the arrival of another primate species added to the collection. Four boisterous male common Squirrel Monkeys have arrived from Budapest Zoo in Europe and have settled in well. Come along and see how they interact and behave. They are very fascinating to watch and indeed enjoy watching you!



Rainbow Lorikeets

Our newest walk through exhibit opened in Summer 2017. For £1 per person, you are able to go in and feed our very friendly, colourful and noisy Australian Rainbow Lorikeets. We have a group of 20 birds all with their own personality and flare. The Lorikeet Lookout is open at certain times during the day (please see boards around the zoo) and you can purchase tickets at the zoo entry kiosk.




We have welcomed a new pair of skunks from Bishop Burton College recently. These are a young pair and are going to be hopefully trained to become ambassadors for their species. They are located in the courtyard.





Take a wander through our Wallaby Walk-through and watch them boing about! Our youngest member of the Wallaby group is growing bigger and bigger by the day and is completely adorable! 





If you've ever watched the film Madagascar, you will recognise these stunning creatures! On warm days they love to swing and play in their outdoor enclosure and on chilly days, they like nothing more than to snuggle up in their indoor den. If you can't see them plying on their climbing frames, pop in to the PETALz barn where you can see them cuddling up. 





You may find these fascinating animals in the WALK of Life, where they live with our prickly Porcupines. If you cant see them, pop outside into the courtyard to see them playing in their outdoor area. 




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