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Shaldon Wildlife Trust

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Address: Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 872234
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Description: The small zoo making a big difference! Set in an acre of woodland garden...
The small zoo making a big difference! Set in an acre of woodland garden above the attractive coastal village of Shaldon, we look after, and help preserve, some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world.
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Lovely little zoo.

This is a really lovely little place. It's not very big, you only need a couple of hours max, but the price reflects that so it's not a problem. We did the Meerkat experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a really lovely little place. It's not very big, you only need a couple of hours max, but the price reflects that so it's not a problem. We did the Meerkat experience which was great! The Meerkats even sat on our laps! The keeper that did the experience was great too and had lots of knowledge about them.... More 

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great little zoo with lots of monkeys, lemurs and meerkats. Very small, it really doesn't take long to go round, but great for small kids.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very tiny but some interesting little animals. Remember this is for endangered species and not a big money making zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Definitely worth a visit, at £7.50 an adult this was a lovely reasonably priced experience. Some wonderful animals to see, we decided on meerkat feeding experience whilst we visited and certainly weren't disappointed the keeper took lots of photos whilst we enjoyed our experience. Thanks for a thoroughly wonderful morning ☺

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ShaldonZoo, Manager at Shaldon Wildlife Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review! Meeting the meerkats is sure to put a smile on everyone's facees :) Don't forget to share your favourite pictures, we love to see them. And for all those interested we offer other experiences ranging from liaising with our lemurs, up to spending the day shadowing a keeper. Hop onto our website or give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited this little zoo after reading mixed reviews and thoroughly enjoyed it yes its small but that is reflected in the price and you can leave and return if you want to we went round twice and saw every single animal even the margay which is supposedly elusive we met the loose meerkat which keeps escaping but that just adds... More 

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ShaldonZoo, Manager at Shaldon Wildlife Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for such a thoughtful and kind review. We are so pleased that you did decide to visit, and even more so that you enjoyed it so much! It's great to hear that you took advantage of the opportunity to come back throughout the day, we would always recommend this for exactly the reasons you have explained. You are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I knew this was going to be a small zoo, but i must admit i didn't realise it was going to be this small. However i was disappointed because they had quite an old style approach, which is behind a cage, behind a fence. Now of course for some animals that's obviously a must, however for lemurs most places are... More 

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ShaldonZoo, Manager at Shaldon Wildlife Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a comprehensive review, and we are extremely sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the experience as much as you had hoped to. We really wanted to take the time to address some of your concerns, as your feedback is very important to us. Being set in just over an... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is the second time we have visited Shaldon wildlife trust zoo. All the family really enjoyed seeing the animals and we especially liked the talking parrots they were hilarious!We would visit again -it is small and sweet.

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ShaldonZoo, Manager at Shaldon Wildlife Trust, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Our parrots are always a hit, remember to tell them your names next time you're here as sometimes they are able to address you personally! :) We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Honiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A fantastic little zoo located in south Devon, very friendly staff and well cared for animals. The zoo presents strong message of conservation both in situ and ex situ. There is allows lots to see ranging from primates to small amphibians. Some recent new arrivals to the zoo are the blue-throated conures and the red-bellied lemurs.

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ShaldonZoo, Manager at Shaldon Wildlife Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for another of your fantastic reviews! We really enjoy reading them and hearing that you always enjoy your visits! The collection is definitely growing and now we have even more variety than ever before! See you again soon :) More 

Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Lunch at Ode, visit here, answer the questions, see the huge improvements and watch the faces of the children....countless times we have been and we never tire of visiting it.

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ShaldonZoo, Manager at Shaldon Wildlife Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! It means a lot to us to hear your experiences and it sounds like you are a regular to us! You are likely to spot our staff and volunteers sneaking over to ODE for a tasty treat as well :) See you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We had a lovely few hours here! YES it's really small, and you really wouldn't be able to spend more than 2 hours here.. But all the animals have lovely enclosures and are really looked after well!... As a family we really enjoyed it!

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ShaldonZoo, Manager at Shaldon Wildlife Trust, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are indeed the smallest member of BIAZA/EAZA but we are fortunate to be located in a fantastic area with lots around to see and do. We're so pleased you get the most out of your visits, and to all those considering a visit please remember you have unlimited re-entry to the... More 

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Additional Information about Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Address: Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 872234
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Shaldon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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