Bugtopia The Zoo
Bugtopia is a family owned small zoo with an emphasis on interactivity and affordable fun for the entire family.
95% of the animals in our zoo are rehomed
£7.50 adult. £6.50 children/seniors. £3.75 carers with id
We're not the only ones who enjoy an ice lolly on a sunny day! Our keepers have been making some special ice lollies full of healthy treats for our animals like Pikka the raccoon to give them a chance to keep active and stimulated! Raccoons can range a far north as Canada so extracting food from ice is very much within their skill set. Pikka wasted no time using his strong claws and eventually put the block into his water bowl to melt the ice and enjoy the sweet grapes, mango and pear inside! 🍡😋☀20 days ago
Check out this training video of our agouti! By coming over and standing up for a reward these south American rodents allow our keepers to visually health check them daily. Agouti are shy animals and this training is an ideal way to work closely with them and reduce stress. If you want to see this training in action come and see our agouti feed at 10:45 every morning!5 months ago
👶 BUGTOPIA BABY ALERT! 👶 Our female Agouti Marie has been rather large for several weeks and we knew the pitter patter of tiny rodent feet was on the way, all the same the keepers were surprised when the lucky day finally arrived last Wednesday to find not one but TWO little babies making their first steps in the Bugtopia jungle at Rutland Water. Mum and the kids (as seen in the video below) are doing very well and behaving naturally, this is only ten months after Marie had young Chewbacca, who is now almost fully grown, so she knows exactly what she's doing with these brand new twins! All the same, we are asking visitors to be quiet and considerate around these shy tropical rodents during the fragile early days. This comes only a couple of months after Mindy the meerkat had her magnificent seven pups, what an amazing Summer for Bugtopia zoo!1 year ago
Bugtopia zoo will remain open as usual this weekend while the National Watersports Festival (NWF) shares our site at Rutland Water Empingham. Good luck to everyone competing and showing off your skills this weekend but if you want to see prowess in sailing look no further than our False water cobra, see how effortlessly he shoots across his pool! Amazing! 🐍🏄♂️🏊♂️1 year ago