5 Zoos to explore in Kent
Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west, and East Sussex to the south-west. The county also shares borders with Essex along the estuary of the River Thames, and with the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel. The county town is Maidstone.
Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation was home to one of the UK's largest Bird of Prey Centres, currently, we have a collection of approximately 100 raptors. There are also daily flying demonstrations overlooking the stunning Darent Valley. . Explore the Wildlife Park full of other animals including cheetahs and meerkats. Check out the Asian short-clawed otters and the reptile house. Eat something warm and enjoy the expansive views from the tearooms.
Howletts Wild Animal Park, Kent’s most successful and multi-award-winning animal park, offers visitors the chance to experience real conservation, throughout 2016. Explore a 90-acre adventure in beautiful ancient parkland that is ideal for great days out in Kent with the entire family. It is also a breeding sanctuary for some of the rarest and endangered species in the world. With over 450 animals and over 50 individual species.
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.
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.
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.