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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful gardens. Visitors will come face to face with over 400 species of exotic, endangered and adorable animals from the four corners of the globe.

Visitors to Bristol Zoo can see the family of gorillas, including new gorilla baby, Kukeña, stroll through the tropical Butterfly Forest or become immersed in the impressive Seal and Penguin Coast. Some other Zoo favourites include Monkey Jungle, Reptile house, Asiatic lions, Bug World, Twilight World, and the Aquarium.

Don't forget to visit Explorers' Creek which has three exciting areas. The first is 'Splash', a water-play area with streams, dams and the chance to get your toes wet. Next, follow in the footsteps of jungle explorers as you enter 'Forest of Birds', before feeding nectar to colourful parrots at the 'Feed the Lorikeets' exhibit (small charge applies for nectar).

More adventurous visitors can have a go on the aerial ropes course, ZooRopia, and swing alongside some of the Zoo's most popular animals - gibbons and gorillas - before flying down the zip wire (restrictions and charges apply).

If that's not enough why not take in one of the daily animal shows, join an expert talk, or pit yourself against the best of the animal world with the popular Zoolympics trail?

During the summer months, the Zoo also becomes a fantastic backdrop for music and theatre events.

Bristol Zoo Gardens opened in 1836 and is the fifth oldest Zoo in the world. During that time, Bristol Zoo has brought six generations of Bristolians closer to wildlife, helped save over 175 species from extinction through captive breeding, established over 30 field conservation and research programmes all over the world, showed 40 million school aged children the value of nature for human society, and have given more than 90 million visitors a wonderful day out.

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By Bus: A Zoo Safari Ticket on any First Badgerline/City Line bus into Bristol centre gives discounted bus travel/Zoo entry. Frequent services - 8 (508) and 9 (509) between City Centre, Redland, Temple Meads Station and the Zoo. Also 585/587. Open top bus ('Hop on and off') 1st April - 24th Sept - hourly, touring round the City. Discounts on dual Zoo/bus tickets.

By Road: From the M5, take the A4018 via J17; A4 via J18, then follow brown elephant signs. These signs can also be followed from Bristol City Centre. From South Wales, use 2nd Severn Crossing (M4), take M49, then M5, J18 (A4).

By Train: Bristol Temple Meads and take the 8 or 9 bus to the Zoo main entrance.

Bristol Zoo Gardens Postcode for SatNav: BS8 3HA


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