"Breeding of rare animals" Bristol Zoo Gardens Tip by Galahad

Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol: 8 reviews and 14 photos

  Red panda cub
by Galahad

Visit the famous zoo. When I was there in March 2000 there were lots of rare breed animals breeding.
The veterinary scientists of Bristol University use the zoo as a giant laboratory and a training ground for the next generation of vets. From their research they were able to show the psychological damage of keeping the really large mammals in such a confined space like Bristol Zoo.
Dec 2003 9 Rare Savu pythons (Liasis macllotti savuensis) have hatched at the zoo. They are orange in colour on hatching and become darker as they mature over the next 2 to 3 years. Savu pythons were only discovered in 1993 and are only found on one 100 square kilometre island in Indonesia.
The photo is of a red panda cub about 3 months old.

Address: Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA
othercontact: business line: 0117 974 7300
Phone: info line: 0117 973 8951
Website: http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk

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  • Updated Dec 31, 2003
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