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Exmoor Zoo, Barnstaple

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
Encounter over 200 species of animals, birds, and reptiles at the Exmoor Zoo. Converted from a bird exhibition in 1982, the zoo now spans almost 5 hectares (12 acres) in North Devon. It is home to the Exmoor beast, a black leopard that is one of only two breeding females in the British Isles. Interact with a snake or help feed the wallabees while hearing more about the animals from knowledgeable staff. Check the feeding schedule ahead of time to not miss the chance. Before you head to Barnstaple, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Barnstaple trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Barnstaple has to offer, including Exmoor Zoo.
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  • Nice place, being local we have visited before. The animals are varied, nice cafe and shop. Not all areasa are wheelchair accessible, staff are friendly and helpful 
  • I have visited alot of zoos around the country and for some reason these animals seem alot more shy and wary than most. During quieter periods they are a little calmer though and their full personalit...  read more »
  • I visited this zoo with my partner as we both love animals. We walked around and were surprised just how many enclosures they have! A few of the animals couldn't be seen at first or were sleeping, whi...  read more »
  • This is a nice quaint zoo for the whole family to enjoy. You can stand in the inclosure with the meerkat's ( they are so cute). There is a wide range of animals. With cafe's and sulveneer shops. Makes a nice morning out.
  • Animals are upbeat and well cared for. Not too busy and staff offer excellent customer service.
  • Compact, rural zoo - nothing enormous in terms of animals but some interesting variety, decent space for them to move around in and a good chance to see them very clearly.
  • Every time we go there's something different we enjoy it we try a go every year brilliant
  • This is one of the best smaller sized zoo's (compared to woburn/longleat) I have ever been to in the UK. There is a wide variety of animals to see, the enclosures are all very well built (animals have ample room), the zoo is well set out with more enclosures current being built, the feeding/zoo keeper talks were very good,the overall cleanliness was of a high standard and to top it off the staff were all very friendly! All in all, a great day out, and I'd recommend it to anyone!
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