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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Waddi, 18 May 2018.

  1. Waddi

    Waddi Well-Known Member

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    Are there any council owned or council run zoos left in the UK, or privately run zoos operating on council owned land?
     
  2. Ned

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    Brent lodge zoo, Ealing. I believe Belfast is still council owned. There are a few other small zoos around.
     
  3. AdrianW1963

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    Dudley Zoo & Birmingham Nature Centre are council run as far as I can remember
     
  4. Ned

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    Dudley is owned by the Dudley and West Midlands Zoological Society
     
  5. Waddi

    Waddi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys
    Is Blackpool zoo on council land, or did the sale of the zoo include the land?
     
  6. Crowthorne

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    Isn't Tilgate run by their local council?
     
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  8. Quincey

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    Calderglen is owned by South Lanarkshire Council. Camperdown is owned by Dundee City Council.
     
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    Macaw16 Well-Known Member

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    Lotherton Hall, Tropical World and Pudsey Park (although I'm not sure how extensive their captive collection is) are all run/ owned by Leeds council.

    The Animal Education Centre and various aviaries in parks in Hull are also council run.
     
  10. pipaluk

    pipaluk Well-Known Member

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    Yes it definitely is run by Crawley Council. At £3 entrance, possibly the best value zoo in the Uk, though Birmingham Nature Centre might also deserve consideration .
     
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  11. Waddi

    Waddi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, anymore?