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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.


We are...

  • 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.



1 - Tapir & Capybara

2 - Toucan

3 - Southern Aardwolf

4 - Tayra

5 - Geoffroy's Cats

6 - Six Banded Armadillos

7 - Squirrel Monkeys

8 - Goeldi Monkeys & Black Tailed Marmosets

9 - Tufted Capuchins

11 - Lemurs

12 - Prehensile Tailed Porcupine and White Lipped Tamarins

13 - Procupines & Armadillos

14 - Ground Cuscus & Pygmy Slow Loris

15 - Ring Tailed Vontsira & Rusty Spotted Cats

16 - Short Beaked Echidna

17 - Bali Mynas

18 - Lemur House

19 - Meerkats

20 - Otters

21 - Under refurbishment

22 - Lemur Walkabout then Wallaby Walkabout

24 - Ocelots

25 - Kinkajous

26 - Javan Binturong

27 - Maned Wolves

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