London Zoo is located within Regent’s Park in North-
The zoo is spread over a 36 acre site and is home to an estimated 760 different species of animals. The zoo holds regular events, animal feeding sessions, and exhibitions concentrating on conservation and the science behind it. Especially popular with the children are the educational and craft activities and the children’s zoo named Animal Adventure. One of the highlights of a visit to the zoo is the talks given by the keepers, whatever you read about an animal, there is nothing quite like hearing from someone with such a deep and enthusiastic knowledge of their subject.
The zoo animals have been divided into a number of different sections some being housed in unique buildings that are themselves an attraction on their own. One section has been named Butterfly Paradise in which visitors can make their way through an area surrounded by some stunning free-
Where possible the zoo gives visitors the opportunity to view the animals as close as it is possible to be without endangering ether the general public or the animals themselves. In 2011 a new Penguin Beach was opened in which underwater windows have been installed allowing visitors to observe the penguins while they swim. London Zoo is also home to a family of Asian lions and a pair of Sumatran tigers.
A section named the Gorilla Kingdom has been created in where there is a colony of Western Lowland Gorillas. Also in the enclosure are a group of black and white Colubus monkeys. Alongside is a satue of Guy the gorilla on which children have great fun climbing. It acts as a reminder of one of the zoo’s best loved residents.
Built in 1962, the Snowden Aviary was the first walk-