Wild Place Project, Bristol
Categories: Zoos & Aquariums
The Wild Place Project is an extension to Bristol Zoo. In 2008 Bristol Zoological Society announced plans to submit plans to South Gloucestershire Council for the development of a new 55-hectare park. The park officially opened on 22 July 2013. The original submitted plans suggested a development cost of circa £70 million.It is located on the northern outskirts of Bristol, close to Junction 17 of the M5, opposite Cribbs Causeway.The Park has been designed to link specific ecosystems and conservation programmes across the world, and was originally intended to be split into biomes, representing species found only in specific habitats. Current areas include: Secret Congo, native European woodland, Edge of Africa and Madagascar.The species list currently includes: Okapi, Sudan cheetah, Zebra and European Grey Wolf.Future PlansSome of the biomes originally planned are: Congo Basin Tropical Forest, Central American Swamp, African Savannah, Sumatra Tropical Forest, Nepal Riverine Forest, Coral Reef and British Wetlands.The species list for each ecosystem has not yet been finalised, but is likely to include manatees, crocodiles, bonobos, bongo, Sumatran tiger, orangutan, giraffe, zebra, warthog, kudu, African hunting dog, rhinoceros and brown bear.Put Wild Place Project and other Bristol attractions into our Bristol trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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We recently visited and were impressed with the layout and animals. We walked through the lemur enclosure it was great to get so close to them without glass being in the way. (We also saw a europian w... read more »
Visited the Wild place project earlier in the year and was so impressed with what they were doing. Having read the mixed reviews about the service in the cafe, advertisements and so called treatment o... read more »
My son is cheetah mad and as one of four locations in the country with cheetahs we had to visit. They were great to see with a talk and feeding at a set time. There are lots to see and do, lots of pla... read more »
This is the new baby sibling to the Bristol Zoo. I prefer it on so many levels! It's layout is more rambling. There are open spaces, surprise nooks and crannies and a sense of space for the animals too. More of an angle on conservation and habitats around the world. Don't overlook this burgeoning attraction. Support it now and ensure it grows!
Love the lemur enclosure. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Not a huge diversity of animals but reflects I a good price with lots of extra activities for kids. Excited to see it develop.
Arrived today at 4.03pm to finish our shopping session with a gentle sunny walk with the animals. Quite happy to hand over £16 for two adults. Sorry we are cashing up the till said the customer service failure at the entrance. No entry after 4pm...on a saturday..in spring.. Really? Said failure refused to take my money. We have been here before and it is pleasant but unfinished and they have a major issue with staff. So big thank you to the moron at the entrance who stopped us having a pleasant end to our afternoon and instead left us thoroughly pissed off.
I absolutely loved my day here. Im a very very big fan of wolves and love them so much, i have 5 huskies very much like a wolf. And i instantly fell in love with foalain alpha male, i had them wolves playing with me for nearly an hour have a video as proof. The other visitors were amazed. And the other animals were awesome, got a close up photo of the zebra and one of the leopards. Awesome place. X
A strange mix of animals, adrenalin activities and woodland walks. It seems to work though! Very busy during sunny weather, and the shop and tea room can't cope. Lots of good interactive things for small children. Children (and adults) love the bare foot trail.
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