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  1. nicholas

    nicholas Well-Known Member

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    Visitor numbers often surface for larger zoos, but what about the smaller ones? Exmoor Zoo's website states that they have around 40000 visitors annually. Does anyone have any insight to other collections?
     
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    From my minimal experience, smaller zoo's attendance usually rise or drop very slowly.
     
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    nicholas Well-Known Member

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    Apparently Hamerton had 26000 in 2001. Ystad Djurpark in Sweden has around 40000.
     
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    This says Tropical World (Leeds) got 390,000 visitors, and also gives mention to Lotherton Hall and Harewood House, but no figures:
    http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/revealed-
    leeds-s-most-and-least-popular-tourist-attractions-1-6877288

    Whereas this say Tropical World gets over a million visitors yearly (I wouldn't be surprised if it was true, as on weekends it is packed and has a massive queue to get in), but it does say the crocodiles (which arrived a few years back) are new :rolleyes::
    Tropical World, Roundhay Park, Leeds. Map, Tour with audio, images and text.
     
  5. bongorob

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    I would be surprised if Tropical World got an attendance of 1 million. Roundhay Park may well do so.
     
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    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    International Zoo Yearbook publishes attendnace figures.

    The latest ones I have relate to 2009. I did a highly scientific analysis (if I think it is a small zoo it's on the list, if I think it's a big zoo it's not on the list), so here it is. visitor numbers vary considerably between collections.

    Amazon World 50000
    Birdland, Bourton on the Water 88000
    Birdworld, Farnham 100000
    Birmingham Nature Centre 163129
    Calderglen 50000
    Curragh's Wildlife Park 47311
    Exmoor 48000
    Galloway 28279
    Hawk Conservancy, Andover 44000
    Hamerton 85000
    Harewood 210000
    Lakeland Wildlfie Oasis 20667
    Living Rainforest 80000
    Mablethorpe 45000
    Monkey Sanctuary, Looe 30000
    Monkey World 450000
    Newquay 198000
    Paradise Park, Hayle 95000
    Pensthorpe 55000
    Raptor Foundation, Woodhurst 34000
    RSCC 15000
    Shepreth 83000
    Skegness 117000
    The Deep, Hull 384285
    Thrigby 74692
    Tilgate Nature Centre 250000
    Tropical World, Leeds 298957
    Tropiquaria 40000
     
  7. nicholas

    nicholas Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Bongorob!