West Midland Safari Park has announced the exciting arrival of two litters of incredibly cute African lion cubs, born just weeks apart. The first three cubs arrived when ten-year-old Scar gave birth on 27 August 2019, followed three weeks later by seven-year-old Amber who had a litter of four on 17 September. Dad to both […]
Lions are unusually social compared to other cats, living in groups called prides. They typically inhabit savanna and grassland, although they may take to bush and forest.
The Zoological Society of London runs ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. Set in over 600 acres of parkland, the zoo has over 2,500 animals including lions, tigers, elephants, hippos and giraffe in huge outdoor enclosures.
Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire has over 80 species of wild animal roaming across 300 acres. The park has a long history of species conservation, and was established by the 13th Duke of Bedford in the grounds of Woburn Abbey, opening in 1970.
The origins of West Midland Safari & Leisure Park can be traced back to the 18th century and Spring Grove House, which still stands at the attraction, but the estate first opened as the safari park in 1973. The park boasts 1,700 animal encounters along with some great family fun rides and attractions, all set in 200 acres of leafy Worcestershire.
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm near Bristol was developed in 1998 from a dairy farm by Anthony Bush, who was a tenant dairy farmer. Amongst its many animals are white rhinos, giraffe, tigers and African lions, and primates including Siamang gibbons and ring-tailed lemurs.
Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside is situated around Knowsley Hall on the ancestral estate of the Earl of Derby. Edward Stanley, the 18th Earl opened the park to the public in 1971 and it now offers over 700 animals from peacocks to elephants and white rhino.
The privately-owned Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is based around Higher Leigh Manor, a Victorian estate in North Devon. it is one of only two places in the UK that has white Hudson Bay wolves on public display.
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.