London Zoo's latest exhibit focuses on those beautiful and bizarre creatures of the deep, seahorses. Home to 172 long- and short-snouted seahorses, the display comprises eight tanks that enable visitors to study the various stages of the seahorse lifecycle, with special curved tanks for the fry (seahorse babies), tanks for juveniles and separate tanks for each of the mating pairs, who like a bit of privacy. Famous for their strange mating habits (they are the only species in which males become pregnant and give birth) seahorses are a rapidly declining species in the wild and London Zoo leads the way with its breeding programme – hundreds of seahorses have been bred in the past four years, with more than 300 individuals moving on to join other breeding groups across Europe.
|Venue name:||London Zoo||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||For 2016: Mar 25-Sep 4 daily 10am-6pm; Sep 5-Oct 21 daily 10am-5.30pm; Oct 22-30 daily 10am-4pm; from Oct 31 10am-4pm. Last entry one hour before closing. Closed Dec 25.|
|Transport:||Tube: Camden Town/Regent’s Park|
|Price:||until Feb 15: £20, £18.50 seniors/students/disabled, £15.50 children, under-3s free; online discount|
|Event phone:||020 7722 3333, bookings 020 7492 1561|