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Exmoor Zoo

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Address: South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
Phone Number: 01598 763352
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Description: Winner of the Gold award for best attraction in the South-west 2012...
Winner of the Gold award for best attraction in the South-west 2012, Exmoor Zoo has become an ideal family day out. The zoo has established a good rapport with the North Devon community and offers a very hand on experience for all its visitors.Activities run throughout the day (every half hour in summer), you get to meet a bird eating spider, hold a snake, feed wallabies (under supervision), meet some of the zoos friendly furry animals and of course go to all the talks and feeding sessions (if you can)!Home to the “Exmoor Beast” (a pair of black leopards), Puma, Cheetah, Maned wolves, monkeys and lots of other unusual animals like Tamandua, Fishing cats, Tapir, Singing dogs and Binturong to just name a few! The zoo is a living place with changes all the time; no visit is ever quite the same.Useful information:• Disabled access (wheelchair provision and scooter hire)• Activities through out the day• Cafeteria• Children’s playground• Undercover picnic areas• Zoo trail.
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Lovely Zoo

The zoo is fantastic, compact and the animals are clearly very well cared for. The staff are friendly and the zoo itself is brilliant for photography - some lovely species such as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The zoo is fantastic, compact and the animals are clearly very well cared for. The staff are friendly and the zoo itself is brilliant for photography - some lovely species such as singing dogs. Highly recommend a visit - cheap entry prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Had heard nothing of the zoo before and was pleasantly surprised by how long we spent there. They are expanding the enclosures a lot and there will be even more to see in the future. Would go back again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This zoo is terrific! The animals appear to be extremely well cared for and the staff are brilliant. Almost every 1/2 hour there is something happening to keep you entertained - our favourite activity was watching the cheetahs being feed. You also get to hold lots of different animals from guinea pigs to tarantulas. We thought it would be a... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A good day,well worth the money.You can get up pretty close to a lot of the animals.Interesting talks by a couple of the wardens too.Enjoy it!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Great little zoo with lots to do. Informative keepers and talks all day. No big animals, but they make the most of the ones they have, bringing them up close and personal.

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

So many unusal animals like black leopards, cheetah, singing dogs, caracals, maned wolves, fishing cats, binturong, sitatunga the list could go on - but not the African big five. The charm of here is the variety of these unusual animals we exhibit, the natural exploration of a countryside zoo and the realxed atmosphere! Thank you for your review. More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Was a nice walk, a lot of work going on and empty areas but still full price. But a nice few hours out.

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

You know we are not unhappy to be more of a nature park than a zoo! We would like to think we were a little bit unique! It is surprising how much natural wildlife uses us a haven in amongst all the exhibits we have here from different locations across the world! Yes, work always goes on here, we beleive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We visited on a wet day during half term. It was not overly busy. If you are expecting a massive zoo this is not it. It is quite small but this is an advantage if you have small children as there is not much walking. We attended several talks which were interesting and informative. We also went to the furry... More 

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

A constructive review thank you! As we develop new exhibits and refurbish others, the older "parts" become more noticeable. This is something the zoo will always have to contend with. Really glad you enjoyed our interactive sessions and talks and hopefully you will visit again to see the new enclosures open? More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is quite an amazing zoo. It's not often you find such a variety of animals in one place. Cats; big and small. Dogs; various wolves, hyenas (2015) and singing dogs. Many birds and other smaller animals. Cheetahs, Leopards are fantastic. Lots of high up watch towers as well. Spent two hours rushing around. Would easily recommend four hours to... More 

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

You know, we all love dogs and cats to some extent! With the completion of the new enclosures hopefully another two species of dog should be on view - so give us a return visit somewhen after this summer! Glad you took something away (a little bit of new knowledge) other than just good memories. Thanks for the review. More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A great zoo which kept us entertained for a full day. A wide range of animals, great interactive activities throughout the day with friendly, knowledgeable staff. Everything is close together which is great when you have small children (3 & 6 years). There is also a park and picnic area, which gave the kids a chance to let off steam... More 

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

When a recommendation sais "we will return", that for us shows we are doing the right thing! We listen to all the comments our visitors make (both good and bad) and try to improve a little each year. The zoo is deliberately kept close together for just these reasons and I am pleased that like most families your children were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is one of the best smaller sized zoo's (compared to woburn/longleat) I have ever been to in the UK. There is a wide variety of animals to see, the enclosures are all very well built (animals have ample room), the zoo is well set out with more enclosures currently being built, the feeding/zoo keeper talks were very good,the overall... More 

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

There is a wide variety of animals to see here and it is great to be compared well to other similar sized zoos in the UK! Some of the animals in the collection represent third generation or more from our own efforts and a surpising amount are now assosciated with breeding programmes. It is good that we can represent the... More 

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