45 Zoos in United Kingdom that you should visit - With photos & details

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45 Zoos to explore in United Kingdom

The United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is the sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It has a high-income economy and has a very high Human Development Index rating, ranking 14th in the world. It was the world's first industrialised country and the world's foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Africa Alive!Whites Ln, Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7TF, UK

A majestic and beautiful zoo set in 100 acres of stunning Suffolk countryside, and features a range of walks and displays that will take you past some of Africa's most endangered species, whilst also offering keen eyed visitors the chance to spot a wide range of British wildlife. It is situated off the A12 at Kessingland 2 miles south of Lowestoft.

Amazon World ZooWatery Ln, Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0LX, UK

Amazon World Zoo Park is the Isle of Wight's largest exotic animal attraction and a beautiful park in this area. You can walk through the rainforests with colourful rare birds flying above you and crocodiles watching you from the pond. It features a variety of exotic animals from South America, including Giant Anteaters, Ocelots, Armadillos, Sloths, Capybara and Tapirs.

Amazona ZooHall Rd, Cromer NR27 9JG, UK

Amazona Zoo is home to over 200 animals from tropical South America including jaguars, parrots, moneys, snakes, flamingos, guinea pigs and tapirs. There is also a large well-equipped indoor soft play area, for under-12’s. The park style zoo, has a network of paths and viewing areas, where visitors can see the animals close-up; signs tell you what you are looking at and help you understand about their natural habitat and how they relate to more well-known animals.

Banham ZooKenninghall Rd, Banham, Norwich NR16 2HE, UK

Banham Zoo is an award-winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country, with over 2,000 animals from around the world and set in 50 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens.   It is part of the Zoological Society of East Anglia, a registered charity that also owns Africa Alive! near Lowestoft, Suffolk. Today, it has acquired a much larger collection of animals, but it still retains one of the best collections of smaller monkeys in Europe.

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation ParkPershore Rd, Birmingham B5 7RL, UK

Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park is a small zoo on the edge of Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham, England. It is owned and managed by Birmingham City Council. It was home to a unique collection of animals from across the world, including Red Pandas, lemurs, reptiles, meerkats, otters, birds, wallabies and a large collection of monkeys.

Bristol Zoo GardensCollege Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA, UK

A majestic zoo and botanical garden which was set over 12 acres with a collection of over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals from across the globe. there are many other indoor exhibits including an insect and reptile house and aquarium meanwhile outside there are several aviaries and a seal and penguin enclosure. The lakes' islands are home to gorillas, tamarins, marmosets, gibbons and squirrel monkeys.

British Wildlife CentreEastbourne Rd, Newchapel, Lingfield RH7 6LF, UK

The British Wildlife Centre is the very best place to see and learn about Britain's own wonderful wildlife. There was over 40 different species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer and so more.  The zoo was founded in 1997 by David Mills, who converted his dairy farm into a centre to celebrate British wildlife. Initially, the centre was only open to pre-booked groups but in 2000 it opened fully to the general public.

Calderglen ZooTorrance Castle, Strathaven Rd, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 0QZ, UK

Calderglen Zoo opened in 1982 and is home to over 50 different species, some of which are critically endangered. Being about an acre in size, the zoo specialises in small creatures. You'll discover meerkats, families of monkeys, noisy Kookaburras, cheeky Ring-tailed Coati, and Burrowing Owls. Come and meet the smallest tortoise and the rarest bird.

Chester ZooChester CH2 1EU, UK

Chester Zoo is one of the UK's largest zoos at 51 hectares zoo at Upton-by-Chester, in Cheshire, England. It was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family. It is the most-visited wildlife attraction in Britain with more than 2 million visitors in 2019 and it has an avast collection of wildlife and it will be a new experience visiting this place.

Colchester ZooMaldon Rd, Heckfordbridge, Colchester CO3 0SL, UK

Colchester Zoo is a majestic zoological garden that was home to 200 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes.  It is home to many rare and endangered species, including big cats, primates, and birds as well as many invertebrates and fish species. One of the iconic attraction which was wort visit in this area.

Dartmoor ZooSparkwell, Plymouth PL7 5DG, UK

Dartmoor Zoo is a beautiful 30-acre zoo just north of the village of Sparkwell. It was opened in 1968 by Ellis Daw who ran it until its licence was revoked and it was forced to close in 2006. It has over 70 different animal species, including some endangered and critically endangered species. The zoo has a breeding program with common marmosets, tapir, slender-tailed meerkats, Kafue lechwe, and wallaby.

Dudley Zoo and CastleCastle Hill, Dudley DY1 4QF, UK

Dudley Zoological Gardens is a 40-acre zoo located within the grounds of Dudley Castle in the town of Dudley, in the Black Country region of the West Midlands, England. The Zoo opened to the public on 18 May 1937. It contains 12 modernist animal enclosures and other buildings designed by the architect Berthold Lubetkin and the Tecton Group. The zoo went into receivership in 1977 and was purchased by Dudley Metropolitan Council. Dudley Zoo is now operated by Dudley and West Midlands Zoological So

Eagle Heights Wildlife FoundationLullingstone Ln, Eynsford, Dartford DA4 0JB, UK

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.

Edinburgh ZooRoyal Zoological Society of Scotland, 134 Corstorphine Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 6TS, UK

Edinburgh Zoo, is an 82-acre non-profit zoological park in the Corstorphine area of Edinburgh, Scotland. It receives over 600,000 visitors a year, which makes it Scotland's second most popular paid-for tourist attraction, after Edinburgh Castle.  As well as catering to tourists and locals, the zoo is involved in many scientific pursuits, such as captive breeding of endangered animals, researching into animal behaviour, and active participation in various conservation programs around the world.

Exmoor ZooBratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, UK

Exmoor Zoo is different, neither a wildlife park or a city zoo, but a more friendly and contact orientated zoo that has grown into the North Devon countryside.    Exmoor Zoo cares for 175 species of animals, birds and reptiles. Many extremely rare captive species are exhibited such as singing dogs, fanaloka, rusty-spotted cats, and yellow-throated martens.

Five Sisters ZooGavieside, Polbeth, West Calder EH55 8PT, UK

Five Sisters Zoo is a fun all year round great family day out with over 196 species of mammals birds & reptiles.  There’s lion's, lemurs and lynx, bears, meerkats and monkeys, parrots and porcupines, bat earred foxes, bunnies, reindeers and raccoons to name but a few, all adding up to an exciting, educational and great value visit for all the family.

Hamerton Zoo Park2 Hamerton Rd, Steeple Gidding, Huntingdon PE28 5RE, UK

Hamerton Zoo Park is an animal park set in 25 acres of beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. The zoo has a conservation sanctuary that has a collection of nearly 100 different species including rare/endangered animals and birds. One of the iconic attraction where you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature and wildlife.

Highland Wildlife ParkKincraig, Kingussie PH21 1NL, UK

The Highland Wildlife Park is a 105-hectare (260-acre) safari park and zoo. Visitors experience Scottish wildlife past and present in the setting of the Scottish Highlands. On show are a variety of animals found in present-day Scotland, animals that were once present, hundreds, even thousands of years ago. Visitors drive around the Main Reserve in their cars.

Howletts Wild Animal Park ltdBekesbourne Ln, Bekesbourne, Littlebourne, Canterbury CT4 5EL, UK

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.

Lake District Wildlife ParkBassenthwaite, Keswick CA12 4RD, UK

The Lake District Wildlife Park is set in 25 acres of glorious Lakeland scenery near Bassenthwaite Lake, and has beautiful views of the northern fells, including Skiddaw.   You can meet over 100 species  - from Anaconda to Zebra, Mandrills and Meerkats to endangered species like Asian Fishing Cats, Gibbons, and Lemurs. One of the iconic attractions in this area.