Discussion in 'Zoo Memorabilia' started by Zebraduiker, 19 Jul 2008.
Howletts and Port Lympne both released 2017 guides over February half term. The PL guide has a Giraffe cover and Howletts, a Black Rhino with calf
I am always amazed how many zoos in England regularly publish a zoo guide. Who buys them? Germany has finally terminated them.
I like old classic zoo guides like those of Artis and London that I have seen. Large volumes with photographs and a proper spine - practically zoology books in themselves.
Thanks Nisha for the information
I got one at Salzburg Zoo recently, though it is only available in German. Sadly it has no general information about the zoo or the exhibits themselves. It only contains species descriptions of the resident animals (one per page).
Tiergarten Schonbrunn (Vienna) did not have a guide book per se, but did have a nice book on the zoo itself, which of course includes several animal and exhibit descriptions. It is available in either German or English and at 9.99 euros is a good bargain: https://www.amazon.com/Schönbrunn-Z...qid=1489436911&sr=1-1&keywords=schonbrunn+zoo
I purchased the Chester Zoo Guidebook the other day on my way out of the zoo and was massively disappointed with it when I got home. It's just so basic and childish. Theres no real information about the actual animals just random facts about how much food the zoo gets through and random facts like that. Least most other Zoos at least give a factfile about the animals housed at their zoo.
Chester is the best zoo in the country by a mile but their signage, map and guidebook are the worst haha!
You have my sympathy for falling for it, I wish I could have warned you. Its not a guidebook at all. A dreadful rip-off and I'm sure its leaving a sour taste in the mouth of everyone who drops a fiver on one.
Thankfully, some other collections still do great little guidebooks.
Leipzig have produced a new one this year. Koala cover
Actually the Bartlet Society don't consider that to be a guidebook hence,why it isn't listed as guidebook on there guidebook master list for UK zoos!
It is from last year. I don't you why, but Leipzig is the last remainig german zoo prodcuing EVERY year a new guide. Maybe people really BUY it ?I guess, this year a snow leopard will throne the cover---or mabye...a Bilby ? I would like that
More UK guidebooks so far this year:
ZSL London Zoo - Penguin cover
Woburn Safari Park - Ring Tailed Lemur cover
West Midlands Safari Park - Giraffe calf cover
Wow-penguin, giraffe and ring tailed lemur covers. But better this cover animals, than no guidebook.
Zoo Augsburg also have an updated guidebook (from November 2016)
The Deep and Whipsnade have also got 2017 guides on sale. Loggerhead Turtle and Asian Elephant covers respectively
First polish guide in 2017. Wroclaw Zoo, but only Afrykarium. Other format than recent zoo guides, less information, more pictures.
But it is a very nice guide that also comes in english!!
Oh yes. I forgot to add that there are two language versions: polish and english.
Colchester now have a 2017 guide onsale - various animal photos in circles cover
Knowsley and Longleat both now have 2017 guides onsale - Knowsley's has a Tiger cover and Longleat's a Timber wolf
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