Let Out Your Wild Side At ZSL London Zoo

Let Out Your Wild Side At ZSL London Zoo

Almost every major city has some kind of nature reserve or zoo. However, London Zoo stands out from the rest. One of the world’s first established zoos, you can find a very modern zoological society that is concerned with the welfare of wildlife all over the world. Take this and mix it with a wonderful day out for the entire family and you have an important visit on your trip to London.

What to see at ZSL London Zoo

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There really is so much to see at the ZSL London Zoo that you might need a few visits to really take it all in. It’s one of the most well known and loved zoos that was started back in 1847 and now houses a total of 806 different species of animals. The zoo is well mapped out and you’ll be able to use the clear map and guide to get around. These are available at the entrance as you buy your tickets. The zoo has a good mixture of both outdoor and indoor sights. As you make your way around the zoo, find fascinating facts about the animals you see.

ZSL London Zoo's international conservation efforts

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The zoo concentrates its efforts on conservation rather than just entertainment, so you’ll find the zoo taking action to help protect animal habitats all over the world.

ZSL, or the Zoological Society of London, has projects set up all over the world. One example is that they are currently working in South East Asia to prevent damage of Sumatra’s peatland. This is the native habitat for the endangered Sumatran tiger. So by visiting the zoo you are also supporting great works like these. You will be able to find out more about ZSL’s work at the zoo as well as on the ZSL London Zoo website.

Family events for all ages

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Thinking about taking the children along? Perhaps your family are a little older? No need to worry, there really is plenty to do that will appeal to the whole family. Seasonal events are always a big hit with visitors. Christmas, Easter and during school holidays will normally be busy, so it’s recommended that you book tickets for events to avoid disappointment. Face painting, photography competitions as well as ‘meet the animals’ guided tours are among the fun activities to get involved in.

Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences

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Thinking about making your trip to ZSL London Zoo even more special? The zoo offers a selection of extra special day experiences for you to enjoy. The ‘Zookeeper For a Day’ allows you and a small group to get first-hand knowledge of the animals that live at the zoo. It’s a day’s guided tour around the estate with complimentary food and drink. The Gir Lion Lodge allows you amazing access to the zoo within luxury accommodation. More information on these and the other tailor made experiences can be found on the ZSL London Zoo website.

Tickets to the ZSL London Zoo cost 19.80 GBP (approximately 30 USD) for adults, and from 14.85 GBP (approximately 22 USD) for children 3 to 15 years of age. Those younger than three years old can visit the park for free. There are also options to donate when buying tickets as the organisation is a charity.

Enjoy a great day out for the family at ZSL London Zoo!

Get back to nature at the ZSL London Zoo. See some of the world’s most endangered species being conserved by the Zoological Society of London while on a fabulous day out!

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