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41 Zoos to explore in England


England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England's economy is one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, with an average GDP per capita of £28,100 or $36,000.

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre
Monkey World - Ape Rescue CentreTout Hill, Longthorns, Wareham BH20 6HH, UK

Monkey World was set up in 1987 by Jim Cronin to provide a permanent, stable home for abused Spanish beach chimpanzees. The 65-acre park is home to the stars of TV’s ‘Monkey Life’ and ‘Monkey Business, and provides sanctuary for rescued and endangered primates from around the world. Monkey World features the largest group of chimpanzees outside of Africa which are housed in four different social groups.

New Forest Reptile Centre
New Forest Reptile CentreA35 (Bournemouth Road), Lyndhurst SO43 7GR, UK

The New Forest Reptile Centre is located 2 miles from Lyndhurst and is home to some of Britain’s native reptiles. The New Forest Reptile Centre houses a unique collection of all the native lizards, snakes, frogs, and toads, including the adder, the only venomous species of snake living in Britain. It was fascinating to see them up close and take our time watching them eat, swim and relax.

Newquay Zoo
Newquay ZooTrenance Gardens, Newquay TR7 2NL, UK

A beautiful zoological garden which was located within Trenance Leisure Park in Newquay, England. It now covers over 13 acres of land, as well as housing over 130 species. It also has an immersive tropical house exhibit which houses rainforest plants and animals including a sloth, tropical birds, reptiles and insects.

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm
Noah's Ark Zoo FarmClevedon Rd, Wraxall, Clevedon BS48 1PG, UK

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is a 100-acre zoo developed on a working farm in Wraxall, North Somerset. It has over 100 species of big zoo animals including African Elephants, White Rhinos, Giraffes, Lions, Giant Anteater, and Spectacled Bears. One of the iconic location where you can spend some nice time in the centre of wildlife.

Northumberland College Zoo
Northumberland College ZooKirkley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 0AQ, UK

Northumberland College Zoo at Kirkley Hall is home to over 150 species of animals set in over 400 acres of beautiful Northumberland countryside. There are river and forest trails around the grounds as well as an activity centre for children and adults with treetop ropes, rickety bride crossings, a leap of faith and a zip wire that cuts through the air at over 20 miles per hour.

Paradise Wildlife Park
Paradise Wildlife ParkWhite Stubbs Ln, Broxbourne EN10 7QA, UK

Paradise Wildlife Park is a majestic family-run animal park located in Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, England. The zoo is home to over 800 animals including Amur tigers, white lions, snow leopards, European wolves as well as African penguins, red pandas, Green anacondas, Two-toed sloths, lemurs, meerkats, Bactrian camels, Plain's zebras, Brazilian tapirs, and many more.

Peak Wildlife Park
Peak Wildlife ParkWinkhill, Leek ST13 7QR, UK

A beautiful willife park Set on the edge of the Staffordshire Peak District which offers a truly unique and immersive animal experience. It has over 200 species of bird and around 40 mammals and reptiles. It had large collection of cranes, pelicans, and waterfowl.

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park
Pettitts Animal Adventure ParkChurch Rd, Reedham, Norwich NR13 3UA, UK

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park is a leisure, travel & tourism company based out of Church Rd, Reedham, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom. Discover 25+ different species of animals from around the world, Meerkats, Lemurs, Raccoons, Wallabies, Birds of prey, Goats, and Reptiles too! There are daily shows and talks including Big Bubble Show with Bingo the Clown and Who's at the Zoo. There are an amazing 50 exciting other activities and attractions to try.

Ponderosa Zoo
Ponderosa ZooOff Smithies Lane Liversedge, Heckmondwike WF16 0PN, UK

Ponderosa Zoo is a beautiful zoo that was created in 1991 by Maureen Cook with the aim to bridge the gap' between disabled and able-bodied people through the care of animals as a form of therapy. This beautiful Zoo is now home to over 120 animals from lemurs to reindeer. There is also so many other activities in and around this zoo.

Port Lympne Reserve
Port Lympne ReserveAldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe CT21 4LR, UK

Port Lympne Reserve is a breeding sanctuary for rare and endangered animals. Europe’s largest collection of life size dinosaurs is currently rampaging in the forest of Port Lympne Reserve. The exhibit allows you to wander around these magnificent models and try your hand at digging for fossils.

South Lakes Safari Zoo
South Lakes Safari ZooMelton Terrace, Lindal in Furness, Ulverston LA12 0LU, UK

South Lakes Safari Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the rarest and most endangered animals in unique natural environments which enable you to get as close as physically possible to experience the amazing creatures with which we share our planet. The zoo provides an inspiring, informative, and authentic wildlife experience, increasing public understanding of animals, conservation and the role visitors can play in protecting biodiversity.

The Big Cat Sanctuary
The Big Cat SanctuaryHeadcorn Rd, Smarden, Ashford TN27 8PJ, UK

The Big Cat Sanctuary is the UK's largest specialist Big Cat Breeding and Conservation Centre. It was founded in 2000 and is a UK registered conservation charity which is home to over 50 wild cats. A 32 acre site hidden in the peaceful Kent countryside began by default as a refuge for rescued cats. Now recognised as a centre of excellence and one of Europe's biggest wild cat centres making global partnership and supporting conservation initiatives.

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
Thrigby Hall Wildlife GardensFilby Rd, Thrigby, Great Yarmouth NR29 3DR, UK

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens is a progressive zoo with a focus on conservation. Most of the animals at Thrigby Hall are species found in Asia, including tigers, gibbons, otters and alligators. Attractions for all age groups include Snow Leopards, rare tigers, gibbons, deer otters, crocodiles in a swamp house, avaries, waterfowl, gift shop & cafe. Tropical & forest houses give good all-weather cover.

Tropiquaria Wildlife Park
Tropiquaria Wildlife ParkWashford Cross, Watchet TA23 0QB, UK

Tropiquaria Zoo is one of the most unique zoos or wildlife parks in the country. There is a mainly African theme to the tropical hall and aquarium as well as the large number of outside enclosures. The zoo is a member of BIAZA, the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and has successfully bred a number of endangered species of mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish.

Twycross Zoo
Twycross ZooEast Midland Zoological Society, Burton Rd, Little Orton, Atherstone CV9 3PX, UK

Twycross Zoo is a medium to large zoo near Norton Juxta Twycross, Leicestershire. It was now renowned as a World Primate Centre and has a wide variety of monkeys and apes including the UK's only group of bonobos. It has around 500 animals of almost 150 species, including many endangered species. Renowned as a specialist primate zoo, it is the only zoo in the UK to exhibit all four types of great ape: gorilla, orangutan, chimpanzee and bonobo, the latter being the only bonobos in the country.

West Midland Safari Park
West Midland Safari ParkSpring Grove, Bewdley DY12 1LF, UK

West Midland Safari and Leisure Park is a safari park located in Bewdley in Worcestershire, England. It was opened under the name of West Midland Safari Park in spring 1973. The park holds over 165 species of exotic animals, among other attractions such as a small theme park. The park contains the largest groups of white lions, cheetahs, hippopotami, and meerkats in the UK, as well as the largest lemur walk-through exhibit. It was also the first park in the UK to have the African big five game

Wingham Wildlife Park
Wingham Wildlife ParkRusham Rd, Wingham, Canterbury CT3 1JL, UK

Wingham Wildlife Park is Kent's fastest-growing wildlife park, nestled just outside the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury, in Kent. This 26 acre wildlife park situated near Wingham, just seven miles from The Falstaff. The park houses big cats, otters, wolves, lemurs, monkeys, crocodiles and penguins to name a few. In 2011 the species count at the park reached 180 species, growing to over 200 in 2013 covering fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and birds.

Wolds Wildlife Park
Wolds Wildlife ParkLouth Rd, Horncastle LN9 5LJ, UK

A majestc and beautiful zoo which was accommodated with an exciting variety of animals from wild mammals to domestic animals including bears, lions, zebras, highland cows, tapirs, capybaras and many more. View all your favourites up close and discover opportunities to book an amazing wildlife experience. The park isn’t huge but it is ever-evolving and with such fantastic animals they are definitely worth supporting and visiting. The most striking thing about the park is the animal’s enclosures.

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo
Wye Valley Butterfly ZooSymonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA, UK

Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo breeds tropical butterflies so that you see every stage of their incredible life-cycle every day. Walk with butterflies as you explore the incredible and beautiful world of these wonderful creatures. This safari is for everyone with an interest in the environment, and has some wonderful photographic opportunities.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Yorkshire Wildlife ParkHurst Ln, Auckley, Doncaster DN9 3QY, UK

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is the UK's No.1 Walk-through Wildlife Park Adventure. It was built on a former riding school, which closed to the public in November 2008. There are a lot of animals living in the natural habitat and also so many things are there to see inside this zoo.

Map of Zoos to explore in England