London Zoo is the world’s most well-known scientific zoo. It was started out in London on April 27, 1828, and was initially designed to be used as a collection for medical research. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847. Currently it homes of 756 varieties of animals, with 17,480 individuals, creating it one of the most significant collections in the UK.
It is managed under the aegis of the Zoological Society of London, and is situated at the northern edge of Regent’s Park, on the boundary line between the City of Westminster and the borough of Camden. In ZSL London Zoo also launched the first Reptile house (1849), first public Aquarium (1853), first insect house (1881) and the first children’s zoo (1938).
Places and interesting attractions in ZSL London Zoo :
Land of the Lions : Land of the Lions is a new housing for ZSL London Zoo’s Asiatic lions, which opened in Spring 2016 by HRH Queen Elizbeth II.
Tiger Territory : Tiger Territory, ZSL London Zoo’s Sumatran tiger enclosure, designed by architect Michael Kozdon and officially opened by HRH Duke of Edinburgh in March 2013. The zoo currently owns five tigers.
Gorilla Kingdom : Gorilla Kingdom is home to a group of six western lowland gorillas, and consists of a moated island with an indoor gym for the gorillas to use.
Into Africa : Into Africa is an Africa-themed area that was opened in April 2006. Animals on display in this area include Chapman’s zebras, warthogs, okapi, Rothschild’s giraffes, pygmy hippopotamus and African wild dogs. The giraffe enclosure features a high level viewing platform to give the public face-to-face contact with the giraffes.
Rainforest Life : Rainforest Life is a walk-through indoor exhibit that houses several different species of rainforest animals. Among the species in the main forest walk-through are two-toed sloths, golden-headed lion tamarins, a female tamandua named Tammy, red titi monkeys, armadillos, Geoffrey’s marmosets, cotton-top tamarins, Goeldi’s marmosets and sunbitterns. The building also has a darkened area called “Nightlife”, which houses nocturnal animals such as Seba’s short-tailed bats, slender lorises, pottos, Australian water rats, Malagasy giant rats and blind cave fish.
The Reptile House : One of London Zoo’s most well-known buildings, the Reptile House opened in 1927 and designed by Joan Beauchamp Procter and Sir Edward Guy Dawber. It houses several species of reptile, including Jamaican boa, Philippine crocodiles, eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, black mambas, rhinoceros iguanas, king cobras, emerald tree boas and Yemen chameleons.
Penguin Beach : Penguin Beach opened in 2011 and houses seventy Humboldt penguins, as well as a single male rockhopper penguin named Ricky. The pool itself is currently the largest penguin pool in an English zoo.
Giants of the Galápagos, Komodo dragons, B.U.G.S, Meet the Monkeys, Butterfly Paradise, African Bird Safari, Snowdon Aviary and Blackburn Pavilion are some most famous sections in London Zoo.
Some sections most liked by visitors and they want to revisit those sections again n again with family and dear ones on there recreational days.
Getting At London Zoo :
By Rail : The nearest mainline station is Euston. At Euston Station go to bus stop G and take bus number 253 towards the Narroway/Hackney Central to Camden High Street. At Camden High Street go to Stop T and take bus number 274 towards Victoria Gate to ZSL London Zoo.
By Bus : 274 bus route : Service number 274 runs from Marble Arch and Baker Street, to Ormonde Terrace. View the 274 bus route and times
C2 bus route : Pick up the C2 from Victoria station, Oxford Circus or Great Portland Street to Gloucester Gate. View the C2 bus route and times
By bike : The Zoo is a great destination for cyclists – and arriving by bike has never been easier. We have a bike shed for public use in the car park opposite the main Zoo entrance.
We also have two TfL Barclays Cycle Hire scheme docking stations – one in car park opposite the main Zoo entrance and also in the Zoo’s main Gloucester Slips car park.
ZSL takes no responsibility for any damage or theft of any cycles left in our cycle stands. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that cycles secured before leaving them.
By waterbus : The London Waterbus Company runs a scheduled service along the Regent’s Canal between Camden Lock or Little Venice and ZSL London Zoo. For full details call the London Waterbus Company 020 7482 2550.
By car : We have extensive parking facilities, plus we’re outside of the congestion charge.
ZSL London Zoo Opening Times :
ZSL London Zoo is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.
|From 11 February 2017||10:00||16:00||17:00|
|From 20 February 2017||10:00||16:30||17:30|
|From 1 April 2017||10:00||17:00||18:00|
ZSL London Zoo Tickets :
|Online ticket price||Online ticket price including donation|
|Adult Fast Track (Skip the queues and enter the Zoo right next to Penguin Beach. Please note that the fast track entrance closes at 2pm.)||£29.25||£32.25|
|Children (3-15 years)||£17.60||£19.40|
|Children Fast Track||£22.60||£24.90|
|Children under 3 years||FREE||FREE|
|Concessions (senior (60 or over), student & disabled adult)||£21.80||£24.00|
|Online only family offer||£75 (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)||£82.65 (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)|
|Adult Flexi Ticket||£29.25||£32.25|
|Child Flexi Ticket||£22.60||£24.90|
ZSL London Zoo Address & Contact :
Address : Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY
Phone No : 0344 225 1826
Email ID : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.zsl.org