"Bristol Zoo" Bristol Zoo Gardens Tip by jubileegirl

Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol: 8 reviews and 14 photos

Although I visited the zoo many times as a child I avoided it when we first came to live in Bristol.
Then I had to take my class for a day out there and realised what a gem it is! Most of the large animals have gone (there used to be an awful polar bear pit with the poor creatures pacing up and down all day.) Wendy, the elephant, who had become an institution in her own right, sadly died last year.
The zoo has been modernised, there's a superb sea lion enclosure, a gorilla island and much more. Also the gardens are absolutely stunning.
The conservation work being carried out is impressive and the Education Department is wonderful, if you're a teacher.
Well worth a visit!

Address: Brisol Zoo, The Downs, Clifton, Bristol
Directions: Up on the Downs as you drive towards the Suspension Bridge.
Phone: +00 44 (0)117 974 7300
Website: http://www.bristolzoo.org.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 25, 2004
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