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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by markymark, 14 May 2016.

  1. markymark

    markymark Member

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    Hi all, despite living in Dorset I never managed to visit Poole Park Zoo. I can certainly remember where it was located but it closed whilst I was a young child. I recently discussed it with a work colleague and I had always assumed it was a very small place that only contained small farm like animals however he seemed to think that it housed a bear or a lion at one time.

    Can anyone confirm that and possibly list animals that were kept there?

    Many thanks
     
  2. FBBird

    FBBird Well-Known Member

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    I believe there was a Himalayan Bear and possibly Pumas, also smaller cats, maybe Leopard Cats and others.
     
  3. okapis

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    I used to go to Poole Park Zoo quite often they had species like Drill,Chimpanzee,as well as Lion Puma,Leopard,Bobcats,Paul Irven wrote a very good article about the history of the zoo in The Bartlett Society mag,journal 18.2007,if you can get hold of a copy.
     
  4. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    Lion tailed macaque(single) Mona Monkey and Bennett's/Red necked wallabies and black-footed penguins were some more species kept.
     
  5. Carol

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    I was just googling "Poole park zoo" and came across your thread- I realise it is an old thread but I just wanted to add Wallabys to the list. I remember dog walking late at night with my father when I was a little girl and the police were out looking around the Cricket pitch with spotlights and asked us if we had seen an escaped wallaby!
     
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  6. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    See previous post, it mentions Wallabies...
     
  7. Carol

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    Sorry I will but out again
     
  8. Waddi

    Waddi Well-Known Member

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    Although wallabies had been mentioned in the previous thread, it was nice to read about your memory.
    I enjoy to hear real life zoo stories, even something as little as 1 short memory like this. If you have anything else you would like to add please do so.
     
  9. Pertinax

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    I was not indicating that you should do that, you are very welcome to make contributions on here. Any other memories of Poole Park zoo would be interesting to hear.