North West London
Jonathan Perugia / Time Out
Time Out says
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. On March 22 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. 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. 'Rainforest Life' recreates a tropical forest where you'll find red titi monkeys, marmosets, tamarins and sloths. This leads down to 'Night Life', filled with nocturnal creatures including scorpions and the slender loris (a small primate). At 'Gorilla Kingdom' you can get surprisingly close to the zoo's colony of western lowland gorillas. 2011 saw the opening of a new penguin habitat where you can experience feeding time for the colony of Macaroni and Humboldt penguins. There are plenty of cafés and picnic spots and the zoo offers educational and craft activities as well as an ongoing programme of exhibitions and events exploring science and conservation.
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London Zoo Outer Circle
020 7722 3333, bookings 020 7492 1561
- Opening hours:
Tube: Camden Town/Baker St; Bus: then 274 bus
Walk-up £25 (online £23), £18 (£17) children, under-threes free, £66.60 online family ticket
- Outer Circle
- 020 7722 3333, bookings 020 7492 1561
- Outer Circle
- London Zoo
Attractions and museums. Natural history and wildlife. Art. Things to do
Eating and drinking facilities. Café. Restaurant. Entertainment facilities. Late night. General facilities. Available for hire
Animal-lovers. Nature and wildlife
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Natural history and wildlife, Things to do
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