Experience the wild world of animals on over 36 hectares (90 acres) of Kent countryside at Howletts Wild Animal Park. Known for its commitment to the conservation of endangered species, the zoo houses some of the largest breeding groups of African elephants and West Lowland gorillas in the world. Participate as a keeper for a day to learn about the feeding and care of your favorite animals, or walk alongside dozens of free-roaming lemurs. Book online to receive a discount on entrance tickets. Plan your Howletts Wild Animal Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Canterbury using our Canterbury tour itinerary app.
Howletts Wild Animal Park Reviews
Disappointed we were unable to view the full range of the animals. A lot of the enclosures were very overgrown so difficult to spot the animals and a lot looked empty - we heard this comment from... more »
I was a bit concerned with some of the comments on here which I only read after I had booked. I had read the notice about reduced animals on show - it is clearly signposted in the booking procedure... more »
Excellent wildlife park, plenty to see, wide expanse of land, wide range of animals, really good talks and feeding times to see more active animals. The gorillas, lions and elephants are particular highlights. Great range of coffee shops, food huts and an excellent ice cream parlour. Highly recommended. Took us just over 4 hours, but we could have stayed longer, and had more breaks!
Heard lots about it, now I've finally been I was not let down it's a super zoo. Lots of picnic areas as you go round. Plenty of refreshments. Great enclosures for the animals. Well worth a visit
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