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Wed Feb 6 2013
The Zoo, which opened to the public in 1847, covers 36 acres. It's home to more than 760 animal species, many of which are endangered – your entry fee contributes to ZSL London Zoo's conservation projects across the globe.
In March 2013, the zoo opened a brand-new enclosure called Tiger Territory, a £3.6m Indonesian-inspired habitat designed to meet all the sensory needs of its inhabitants, including newest zoo arrivals Jae Jae and Melati, a pair of Sumatran tigers. It joins other recent highlights such as 'Gorilla Kingdom', where you can get surprisingly close to the zoo's colony of Western Lowland gorillas, and the penguin habitat, where you can enjoy feeding time for the colony of Macaroni and Humboldt penguins. 'Rainforest Life' recreates a tropical forest, in which are hiding Red Titi monkeys, marmosets, tamarins and sloths. It leads down to 'Night Life', filled with nocturnal creatures including scorpions and the slender loris (a tiny sad-eyed primate).
Across the site, regular events include 'animals in action' displays, feeding sessions, keeper talks and the glorious sight of birds in flight on the display lawn. There are also plenty of cafés and picnic spots, and the zoo offers educational and craft activities, as well as an ongoing programme of exhibitions exploring science and conservation.
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