Experience Rainforest Life at ZSL London Zoo

From: ZSL London Zoo
Published: Mon Feb 08 2010


Rainforest Life will give visitors to ZSL London Zoo the chance to experience the sights, smells and sounds of London’s only living rainforest.

An experience set inside a living, breathing tropical forest filled with exotic species at ZSL London Zoo, Rainforest Life opens on the 27th March 2010.

Get close to cheeky red titi monkeys, glamorous gold lion tamarins and sleepy sloths as you walk through a land of tropical plants, misty clearings and entangled vines.

The Zoo’s new flagship experience for 2010 allows visitors to enter a living bio-diverse rainforest, and see both day and night under the forest canopy.

Families will have the unique opportunity to wander around a tropical rainforest canopy with no glass or bars between them, and the host of curious animals living in the treetops.

Wildlife explorers can then venture down into Night Life, a dark and mysterious world filled with nocturnal creatures. Catch a glimpse of the sneaky slender loris or spot a hidden scorpion.

The Rainforest Life and Night Life experiences are both opening in the Zoo’s Clore Rainforest Lookout exhibit.

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Editor’s Notes

See animals in a different light at Rainforest Life, ZSL London Zoo’s exciting new experience within the Clore Rainforest Lookout, launching March 2010. Enter London’s only living rainforest where you’ll come face to face with a variety of amazing rainforest species including monkeys, sloth, armadillo and tamandua. Step out of the light and into the all-new ‘Night Life’ area, where you’ll discover the bats, rats and nocturnal wonders that call the dark their home.

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, and people all over the world are working to safeguard this irreplaceable natural wealth and reduce biodiversity loss. This is vital for current and future human wellbeing. We need to do more. Now is the time to act. ZSL is taking an active role in this campaign.

The Clore Duffield Foundation is a grant-making organisation which concentrates its support on education, the arts, museum and gallery education, cultural leadership training, health and social care and enhancing Jewish life, whilst placing a particular emphasis on supporting children, young people and society's more vulnerable individuals. The Foundation is chaired by Dame Vivien Duffield DBE.

Founded in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity: the key role is the conservation of animals and their habitats. The Society runs ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, carries out scientific research in the Institute of Zoology and is actively involved in field conservation in other countries worldwide. For further information please visit www.zsl.org

Company: ZSL London Zoo
Contact Name: Lynsey Ford
Contact Email: lynsey.ford@zsl.org
Contact Phone: 0207 449 6288

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