Bristol Zoo Gardens

Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA
0117 974 7399

A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful grounds and award-winning gardens. Visitors will come face to face with over 400 species of exotic, endangered and adorable animals from the four corners of the globe, including the new twin lion cubs, Jay and Kaly.
Visitors to Bristol Zoo can see their family of gorillas, 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 new 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 Zoolymipcs trail?
During the summer months, the Zoo also becomes a fantastic backdrop for music and theatre events.
Throughout 2011 Bristol Zoo Gardens will be celebrating a landmark birthday – 175!
To celebrate this milestone birthday, Bristol Zoo has planned an exciting series of events in a city-wide celebration of all that is great about Bristol Zoo Gardens and the city as a whole.
The highlight will see the Zoo place dozens of life-size gorilla sculptures, individually painted by local artists and sponsored by local organisations, on the streets of greater Bristol in a mass public art trail for 10 weeks this summer.
We hope you’ll join us in celebrating 175 fantastic years. In that time Bristol Zoo Gardens 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.
For more information visit or call 0117 974 7300
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