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Bristol Zoo Gardens

 

This page provides a summary of basic information for this animal park as at 04/02/2001. To check for up to date information and full details please visit the official website at :

Bristol Zoo Gardens

 

Name Bristol Zoo Gardens

Address:
Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA.

Telephone number:
0117 973 8951

Fax Number
0117 973 6814

E-mail address

  information@bristolzoo.org.uk

Opening Hours

Open all year except Christmas Day
9am. Closes approx. 5.30pm in summer, 4.30pm in winter.

Facilities

  • Free entry for under 3's - baby changing and feeding facilities available
  • Pelican Restaurant serves hot meals and snacks
  • Covered picnic area for all-weather comfort
  • Discounts for groups
  • Shop for gifts and souvenirs
  • Wheelchair-friendly. Most areas of the Zoo are accessible including toilets
  • Allow 2-5 hours for your visit
  • Conservation Education Centre for pre-booked groups

Feeding & Talks

  • Penguin Feeding (11.15am)
  • Red Panda Talk (11.30am)
  • Elephant Talk (12 noon)
  • Lion Talk (12.30pm)
  • Bat Talk (1.30pm) Summer only
  • Ring-tailed lemur talk (2.30pm)
  • Gorilla feeding & talk (2.45pm)
  • Penguin feeding & talk (3.00pm)
  • Otter Talk (3.30pm)
  • Seal Talk (times vary- check notice at seal & penguin coasts for details)

 

Acres

12

Other

 

Number Of Species

309

Number of animals

* Not stated as varies
very frequently

  Number of Species Number of Specimens
Mammals

51

*

Birds

85

*

Reptiles

29

*

Amphibians

6

*

Fish

67

*

Invertebrates

71

*

Totals

309

*

 
Annual number of visitors Number of staff Area in acres Association memberships

459,689

100

12

  • ISIS
  • FZG
  • IUCN
  • EAZA
  • World Zoo Organisation
  • Registered Charity no. 203695
  • South West Tourism

 

 

  Your Day at Bristol Zoo
9.00am Zoo Opens
11.15am Penguin Feeding
11.30am Red Panda Talk
12(noon) Elephant Talk
12.30pm Lion Talk
1.30pm Bat talk (summer only)
2.30pm Ring Tailed Lemur Talk
2.45pm Gorilla feeding & talk
3.00pm Penguin feeding & talk
3.30pm Otter Talk
4.30pm Zoo Closes In Winter
5.30pm Zoo Closes In Summer

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Rating

This zoo is not as big in area as some of the other well known UK zoos but it is one of the oldest and well respected. It was made famous by the childrens TV programme Animal Magic and its well known presenter the late Johnny Morris in the 1970's.

This entry was checked and updated by Bristol Zoo on 14th December 2000.

 

 

This page provides summary information only to allow a consistent approach for entries in this website directory and aid comparison. We cannot accept any responsibility for the information or services offered and advise you to check details with the animal collection concerned.  

 

 

Last Updated 04/02/2001