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Exmoor Zoo, Barnstaple

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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Barnstaple holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Exmoor Zoo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We left Tiverton heading for the beach to visiting Exmoor Zoo instead and we enjoyed every minute entertainment, great food and definitely a family friendly place two young children aged 5 & 7 and the...  more »
  • I've been visiting the zoo for a few years and so probably visit once or twice a year. What I love mostly about this charming site aside from it being in the middle of Exmoor is that even for a relati...  more »
  • I’d call it more of a small animal park than a zoo. No giraffe, elephants, lions, tigers etc. Lots of birds. They can’t help the cold and the wind, but it was quite run down and generally mucky. Very ...  more »
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  • A decent range of animals, and events throughout the day to learn a bit about them or even get to handle some in the encounter area. Friendly staff more than happy to answer questions about the animals too. Inexpensive, good for a day out. The cafe on site also does great tea and scones.
  • Lovely zoo with loads of vegetation. The animals look very healthy and well-kept. The vast vegetation gives them places to hide and it looks more natural, too. They also offer loads of feeding events and demonstrations. We enjoyed it a lot. It doesn't seem very wheelchair friendly.
  • Great day out. The staff were really knowledgeable and made the whole experience fun. The food was also very good value- the pork and apple sauce bap was tasty! Highly recommend a visit. You get to feed some of the animals and see them at feed time!
  • Excellent zoo. All animals obviously very well looked after, in spacious areas with lots to keep them occupied. The staff are very friendly and obviously care greatly about the animals wellbeing. Various talks and events available throughout the day, for a range of ages. Good quality restaurant as well with a range of hot and cold food and drinks.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this zoo. They do more with the space they have got than any other zoo we have visited. The zoo's cafe prices were not predatory as you would find in many cafes inside an attraction like this. Saw lots of animals I didn't know existed. The family had lots of fun.

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