Leeds Is so Hot That Tropical World Is Closing (but Only for Two Days)

As the current record-breaking UK heatwave persists, even the always-balmy Tropical World is being forced to close its doors for the welfare of its animals and staff. Leeds is so hot right now that the city’s totally tropical visitor attraction is being forced to shut up shop for a couple of days.

Located in Leeds’ Roundhay Park and run by the local council, the licensed zoo exists in climate-controlled glasshouses. Tropical World is designed to replicate largely equatorial environments from around the globe. The attraction is home to countless exotic species, including tropical and saltwater fish like clownfish, piranhas, and stingrays.

However, to ensure the safety of the public, staff, and its animals alike, Tropical World will be closed to the public today and tomorrow, Monday the 18th and Tuesday the 19th of July, in response to the ongoing heatwave. Undistracted by visitors, keepers at Tropical World will use their time to focus solely on their animals while keeping cool themselves as temperatures soar.

Luckily for anyone seeking refreshments in and around Roundhay Park today, Tropical World’s cafe and shop will stay open. The rest of the attraction will then continue to welcome visitors from Wednesday onwards. Find out more about the zoo and its creatures on the official Tropical World website.