Our furry family includes critters great and small, from guinea pigs and micro pigs, to Taiwanese Sika Deer and Cameroon Sheep. Catch the Capuchin monkeys playing around their home, watch the mischievous pygmy goats or go see the cute Raccoon Dogs in their enclosures. With degus, llamas and more too, you'll fall in love with all our animals. Found a favourite? You can adopt them from just £20 a year!
Our feathered flock is home to some of the most stunning birds in the world, as well as some endangered breeds. One of our most popular residents is our chatty Eclectus Parrot, Eckie. Watch our beautiful Golden Pheasant and a variety of other pheasants as they strut around or listen to the birdsong from our numerous outdoor aviaries. A big favourite at the zoo is the colony of Humboldt Penguins, especially at feeding time where they can be seen swimming for fish in their large pool.
Adopt your favourite animal from just £20 a year!
Adoption packages now come in gold, silver and bronze formats. All three packages include a personalised adoption certificate, an animal fact sheet, a thank you letter, and a sign on the enclosure with the adopter's name on it.
The gold and silver packages also feature quarterly newsletters and a key ring, and those who opt for the gold package will also receive two complimentary tickets to Sewerby Hall and Gardens.
Prices range from £20 for bronze to £35 for silver and £50 for gold.
Meet our Humboldt Penguins up close and personal with an Animal Encounter. During the activity our zookeeper will welcome participants to the zoo and introduce you to the colony of penguins before answering your questions. After, you will help prepare the food and finish off with hand-feeding the penguins. Participants will receive free entry into Sewerby Zoo, a certificate, a voucher for 20% discount on selected refreshments at the Clock Tower Cafe, a fact sheet, a copy of the zoo newsletter, an animal key ring and a Sewerby Hall and Gardens pen.
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Where do our animals come from?
Helping the environment
In the zoo, all bedding such as straw and hay, food and animal waste is recycled. Where possible, rain water is collected and used in paddocks and enclosures, and fountains are solar-powered to reduce the use of electricity.
Fallen trees and local forestry works are also recycled and reused on site, either as mulch for the garden and pathways, or stumps and logs are added into enclosures for enrichment for the animals.