Welcome to the small zoo in the heart of Kent.
Opening in August 2015, the HCC is a continually growing zoo and wildlife centre that offers visitors the chance to see some of the world’s most endangered and least understood and under-represented species.
We work as part of a large network of zoos, and wildlife centres around the world to ensure the survival of the species we care for, many of which are under represented and need help.
We strongly believe that getting people closer to wildlife in a safe, fun, yet educational manner is the best way to inspire people about wild animals, their habitats and their conservation.
We are dedicated to protecting animals, their habitats and caring for the planet. We are committed to the establishment of creating sustainable populations of the animals in our care, of those overlooked by mainstream zoos.
A small breeding centre for rare animals.
An educational establishment, working towards educating our visitors about our animals, their habitats and the natural world.
Working to preserve the species in our care.
Working to advance scientifically driven animal care.
Represent, support and champion species not commonly kept in mainstream zoos.
Supporting in and ex situ conservation programmes.
Not a playground.
Not a petting zoo.
1 - Tapir & Capybara
2 - Toucan
3 - Aardwolf Viewing
4 - Aardwolf
5 - Tayra
6 - Geoffroy's Cats
7 - Straw Coloured Bats
8 - Squirrel Monkeys
9 - Tamarins
10 - Marmosets
11 - Lemurs
12 - Capuchins
13 - Sloth, Prehensile Tailed Procupines & Armadillos, Goeldi Monkeys
14 - Porcupines, Black Tailed Marmosets, Armadillos, Tarantulas and Invertebrates
15 - Night Monkeys and Pygmy Slow Loris
16 - Ring Tailed Vontsira
17 - Short Beaked Echidna & Ground Cuscus
18 - Bali Myna
19 - Lemur House
20 - Meerkats
21 & 22 - Under refurbishment
23 - Lemur Trail
24 - Wallaby Walkthrough
26 - Kinkajous & Six Banded Armadillos
27- Rusty Spotted Cats
28 - Javan Binturong & Short Clawed Otters
29 - Maned Wolves
10.30 - Tapir & Capybara
11.00 - Meerkats
12.00 - Squirrel Monkeys
13.45 - Otters
14.00 - Lemurs
14.30 - Meerkats
15.00 - Maned Wolves
15.30 - Tapir Tea Time