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Old 22-06-2011

Was just wandering if anyone can list small quite unknown zoos in the uk, theres something about small family owned zoos i like
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Old 22-06-2011

In cornwall small one's i can think of are:

-Wingz bird sanctuary
-Porfell animal land
-Cornish birds of prey Centre
-Tamar otter and wildlife centre
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In cornwall small one's i can think of are:

-Wingz bird sanctuary
-Porfell animal land
-Cornish birds of prey Centre
-Tamar otter and wildlife centre
Newquay is often classified as a small zoo (well at least on these forums), al;though it far exceeds other small zoos (and some larger zoos) in terms of quuality and is certianly not family run.
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Old 23-06-2011

I don't know if you would class the Yorkshire Wildlife Parkas a small but it's well worth a look.
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Old 23-06-2011

Hi, have always throught the East of England, is well topped up with smaller collection,s, saying that the West Country, as well has a fair few hidden collection,s which are in general not really comented upon.
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Old 23-06-2011

What about the south east? Would love to go to a few lesser known zoos in the area ... Tropical wings in Essex is a lovely small zoo
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Old 23-06-2011

Lakeland Wildlife Oasis in Cumbria is well worth a visit, a very nice collection for such a small park...
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Old 23-06-2011

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Was just wandering if anyone can list small quite unknown zoos in the uk, theres something about small family owned zoos i like
many thanks annex
Shaldon Zoo is probably the smallest zoo in the UK. But it does have an interesting and well cared for collection.

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Old 24-06-2011

I'll just put a quick mention in for Linton Zoo in Cambridgeshire, It holds around about 100 species, with a bit of everything, Big Cats, Owls, Hornbills, Kangeroos, Lemurs, small reptile collection and is most definately family run, being run by the Simmons family since 1972, nearly fourty years!
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Old 24-06-2011

The first that springs to mind is Thrigby Hall. Its a very small collection, but the site has a real magic to it, set in the grounds of a stately home, with walkways through the trees and several interesting indoor houses for various species. Similarly, Amazona zoo, also in Norfolk, is also worth a look. Thrigby specialize in the species of asian countries, Amazona keep species from South and Central America.
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Old 25-06-2011

Just a quick note how about
Birmingham Nature centre or Dudley Zoo both are small compared to quite a few zoos or collections in the UK
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Old 25-06-2011

I think Five Sisters near Livingston, Scotland certainly fits the bill. It has a nice selection of unusual mammal species, a fantastic nocturnal section (many much larger zoos could pick up some tips from here) and a few unusual herps.

They also serve "stovies" and you can go in and feed the Ring-tailed Lemurs for about an extra 5.
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Old 06-07-2011

You Could check out The ark animal sanctuary evesham ,Birmingham nature centre, Brookwood animal sanctuary near dudley, Gentleshaw wildlife centre, near stone
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Old 06-07-2011

If birds are your thing, my I suggest Birdland in Gloucestershire. Nice mix of species including King Penguins, Grey Tree Pie, Carmine Bee-Eater & Blue winged Minla

Birdland Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water : Home Page

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