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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. 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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  • August 21, 2017
    We went to the zoo Monday 21st as a family of 5 (including 1 wheelchair user). We really enjoyed our visit and thought the zoo was perfect for a nice day out. Cafe food was very nice and very well pri...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Had a wonderful day in there on 19th August. We spoke to Jo who ehpled us book a last minute 'Walk on the wild side' tour, Got there nice and early where we met one of the keepers - Alex, who, is a co...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Went here whilst on holiday. Told that it was very small. We arrived at 11am and left at 4:30pm! It was great because it had animals that you would not normally see in Zoos. Staff were amazing and so ...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit on a sunny day. The animal encounters are very interesting and probably the best feature offered against other Zoos. The staff presenting were excellent.The only reason for not giving 5 stars is the fact that the vegetation in some of the enclosures was overgrown.
  • Amazing zoo and great day out. Have been several times, all at off peak times, and it's a great place with really friendly and knowledgeable staff. There are some fantastic enclosures and unusual animals and they use the space they have so well its very easy to get around in a few hours with limited walking. The talks and feeding is fun, and lots of opportunities to touch animals. Will definitely visit again and again.
  • Lovely day out in Devon! We will deffo be going again the kids had a fantastic time. It was nice to see all the staff so happy too :)
  • Lovely small zoo with an interesting variety of big cats and other smaller animals. Because of its compact size you feel very close to many of the animals.
  • Plenty to see and do, loads of animals, Young ones will love it, I've been once a year for the last 2 years and will probably go again.

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