Attractions, North West England, United Kingdom, Zoos

Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo, Blackpool, United Kingdom

01253 830830

www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk

Blackpool Zoo won the Large Visitor Attraction award at the Lancashire Tourism Awards in 2013, proving its main focuses of education, conservation, recreation and research are working well.

High profile species such as tigers, lions, elephants, giraffe and gorillas are housed within 32 acres of parkland and 2014 will see the opening of the new Orang Utan House with multi-level viewing. Its Active Oceans arena incorporates the largest sealion pool in the UK.

Opening in 1972 and run by the council until 2007, the zoo is now owned by Spanish leisure giants Parques Reunidos and the zoo occupies the site of a former airfield on which Lancaster bombers were assembled during World War II.

Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo, Blackpool, United Kingdom

Blackpool Zoo won the Large Visitor Attraction award at the Lancashire Tourism Awards in 2013, proving its main focuses of education, conservation, recreation and research are working well.

Wildlife you might see at Blackpool Zoo

African Lion

Lions are unusually social compared to other cats, living in groups called prides. They typically inhabit savanna and grassland, although…

Amur Tiger

Known to travel up to 1,000 km (620 mi), they inhabit mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small…

Asian Elephant

The elephant of southern Asia. Is smaller than the African elephant, with smaller ears and only one lip to the…

Bactrian Camel

A large, even-toed ungulate native to Central Asia. Of the two species of camel, it is by far the rarer,…

Bornean Orangutan

A species of orangutan native to the island of Borneo. Highly intelligent, they display advanced tool use and distinct cultural…

Californian Sea Lion

An eared seal occurring mainly on Pacific coasts, the large male of which has a mane on the neck and…

Giraffe

A large African mammal with a very long neck and forelegs, having a coat patterned with brown patches separated by…

Ring-tailed Lemur

Endemic to the island of Madagascar and highly recognised for its long, black and white ringed tail. Despite being the…

Western Lowland Gorilla

One of two subspecies of the western gorilla, it is the smallest and can be found in Central Africa, in…

Family and group offers at Blackpool Zoo

Families

Talks, feeds, signage and information are geared to a wide audience of ages and abilities.

Groups

Groups are offered discounted rates and visits can be tailored to individual parties’ needs. GTOs are offered pre-visits. Free coaching parking is available on site.

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