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Linton Zoo

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Address: Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 891308
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Description: At Linton Zoo, emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing...
At Linton Zoo, emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing an enjoyable family outing. There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others. The zoo is an ever evolving attraction, set in 18 acres of gardens and woodland with plenty of picnic areas. It is generally considered a one and a half hour visit but some visitors do stay longer especially on days when there is a full programme of keeper talks and activities. The favourite of all is the animal encounter sessions. Many of the aviaries and enclosures are heavily planted so you need to be prepared to take your time at each exhibit. Bear in mind that Linton Zoo is a breeding centre for endangered species and is not a commercial entertainment centre. There are several options to enhance your visit with a behind the scenes tour, money raised from these special tours directly support field conservation projects through our charity. There are sometimes late closing evenings with extra special activities aimed at giving you a better understanding of specific animals, details are posted on our Facebook and website. Expect country park like pathways, some are gravel and sand others are grass, because of the large trees there are occasional roots. The zoo is more or less all out in the open so there is little shelter on wet days, if you visit on a day with rain expected please do come suitably dressed with waterproof footwear. Free parking is within zoo grounds and there is a basic children's play area. The one toilet block is situated on the car park area which is within the zoo grounds and as the zoo is quite compact it is within easy reach most times. There is also a coffee shop which serves a wide range of snack and lunch items as well as hot and cold drinks. We are open all year but restricted hours during the winter months. Visit our website for visit information including opening hours and details of activities at weekends and during the school holidays. Our Facebook page will keep you updated with all the latest news and of course the latest cute baby pictures.
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Lemurs, Lemurs and more Lemurs

This is a very small family owned Zoo and we enjoyed our visit a great deal. Make sure you see the parrots as well as the lemurs. Some areas are a bit overgrown with bushes and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent a few hours at Linton and although the animals seem to be very well cared for and the keepers are dedicated and enthusiastic it comes across as struggling. Maybe as it is independent and not under the ZSL banner it can't compete with Whipsnade and London Zoo which is a real shame as its a good location and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very small family owned Zoo and we enjoyed our visit a great deal. Make sure you see the parrots as well as the lemurs. Some areas are a bit overgrown with bushes and vegetation and could be improved by a good full time gardener. In fairness the management were trying to recruit one at the time of... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Whilst we have generally enjoyed visits here we were appalled by the way they handled a complaint concerning a drink bought in their cafe. There was something very wrong with the product which was tasted by 3 others in our party but the condescending assistant (later we found out this was the daughter of the owner!) would not hear of... More 

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Lintonzoo, Owner at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

Again we are sorry that we have not been able to resolve this issue satisfactorily and that you feel you have been treated like a moron. We believed we had resolved the drink issue at the time by immediately and without a fuss replacing it with a different flavour which was chosen by you, it was therefore a surprise to... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Reading some of the poor reviews on here we went with a certain amount of trepidation. Thankfully the good reviewers were right and the wrong ones should go again with open eyes and re-review! Linton Zoo is not London Zoo or meant to be. They specialise in breeding endangered species. The layout is meandering so can wander around as you... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit. Yes, it is one of the smaller zoo but this is reflected in the low admission costs. They have a good range of animals and some that you are not able to see in the rest of the country. A full list of exactly what you can expect to find can found on their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had a fantastic day, great value for money I will be returning and have recommended it to friends and family. I enjoyed seeing the lovely variety of animals especially the Kangaroos . Good food in the coffee shop and a nice selection of good food in the gifts.

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is our second visit to Linton and again we had an amazing day! We saw all of the animals and especially the baby tapir and yet another testament to the keepers at the zoo (especially Mikey) is that they took some lovely photos for us! We will definitely be visiting on a regular basis - there is a lot... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Had a lovely day with my granddaughter & friends from toddler group. good fun, friendly staff & value from money

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

After visiting Linton Zoo today I am as depressed as the animals it contains looked. The enclosures are cramped and the majority of animal houses old and tatty. At least one of the paddocks (containing a sad male kangaroo) was little more than a dustbowl, must be even worse after rain. I imagine the place was acceptable in less enlightened... More 

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Lintonzoo, Owner at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

This reviewer is very clearly not at all qualified to express a fully evaluated opinion regarding the quality of life or ‘mental state’ of any animal at any zoo and has made several factually incorrect statements. For example “sad male kangaroo” implying we have only one, we have a breeding group of six, plus 7 red necked wallabies in a... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

It was a chilly day when we visited back in March but, still an enjoyable one. Not huge changes over the years but, still noticeable improvements. When I read some of the discouraging reviews, it's clear these people know little about animal welfare but, they are entitled to their opinion. The enclosure designs may be slightly outdated mainly for the... More 

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Address: Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 891308
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