From January 2020 Penguin Shores is due to undergo redevelopment work and will therefore be closed for approximately 6 months. Find out more here.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.
Our opening times:
We are open daily from 9.30am - 4.30pm. On the 14th, 21st & 22nd December we are open until 7.30pm as part of our Christmas Starlight Night events. Last admissions to zoo grounds is 1 hour before closing.
The Rhinoceros Iguana gets its name from its outgrowths, like horns, on the end of it's nose. These large, heavy bodied lizards are dusky- grey or olive green with dark cross bands that are often barely visible. They have three horny bumps on the snout, which are more pronounced in males. The average adult is 2 feet in length.
Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Gili Motang, Gili Dasami and Flores
Vulnerable and listed on Appendix I of CITES
The Komodo dragon is classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List and listed on Appendix I of CITES; their number has declined in the wild due to the threat of widespread habitat loss, a loss of prey species and hunting.
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