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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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Really lovely!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Teignmouth , Devon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Last visited Shaldon Zoo several years ago. What a joy to see the variety of monkeys, the parrots and meerkats, all in well laid out enclosures. Also nice to chat to the staff as we went round, all our questions were answered with ease. This little gem of a zoo is well worth a visit. The animals are easily seen... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We visited here on a Sunday morning and were both pleased and disappointed at the same time to find it was a fun day - pleased because it was only £1 to get in, disappointed because it meant it was going to be busy. Luckily we had beat the crowds and had the place almost to ourselves. My toddler LOVED... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased that you had such a positive experience and are interested in the conservation work we support. Keep your eye on our website and social media pages as we post regular updates regarding our in-situ projects, and have an exciting new initiative protecting pied tamarins in the wild! Please come... More 

Torquay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lots of animals to see, who were all really active and seemed to enjoy their large and interesting enclosures. I wasn't expecting to stay for long as its just a small place, but we ended up spending lots of time at each enclosure. All the staff and volunteers that we came across were friendly and happy to chat. Will definitely... More 

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

Thank you for such a wonderful and reflective review. We have a really dedicated team of staff and volunteers here at the zoo and we are always so pleased to hear that they enhance peoples visits. Over the last year we have also invested a lot into the development of our signage in an effort to encourage people to spend... More 

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What a great little zoo. There was a lot of great species to see. The park is well maintained and has lovely planting which has been used to enhance the animal exhibits and the surrounding areas. Go see the extension and see the capuchins and other animals. well worth a visit

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

What a lovely review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for taking the time to tell us. Our team takes great pride in furnishing the animal exhibits with lots of natural and enriching plant species, they almost become an exhibition all on their own! :) More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Lovely place to visit to see animals of different species. Able to come and go all day. Great to see larger enclosures for the animals and lots of information

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

Wow thank you very much! We're so pleased to hear that you made the most of your return entry. We have such a wide variety of animals with very different behavioural repertoires. If you don't see them as well as you hoped on your first look, you definitely will do later! Thank you again and we hope to see you... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had a great time here. Yes, it's small, but packed full of interesting animals and fun for the children. Great value if you have a ferry ticket, as children then go free. Ours loved the fact that one of their meerkats regularly "escapes" from the meerkat habitat and wanders around the walkway making friends with the visitors. Hilarious Macaws;... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review. Demanding macaws indeed! They just love to chat :) We hope to see you and the rest of your family again soon. More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Took the family here whilst staying in Shaldon. This isn't a big 'zoo', quite compact, but has a good atmosphere and the animals appear well looked after.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review! Please do visit us again and we're so pleased you enjoyed your time here in Shaldon. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It is lovely but I woudnt call it a zoo, it was a small walk way with a few monkey enclosures, took us no more than half an hour to do. Near by parking and easy to find. Over priced though.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, and we're really sorry to hear that you didn't experience as much variety as you were hoping. We are a fully accredited member of BIAZA and EAZA and have the title of the smallest zoo in Europe. As a result we don't have some of the larger... More 

Plymouth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had a great morning at Shaldon zoo! All the animals are within a small area so its easy to walk around to see all the different types. We enjoyed seeing the animals a little closer up, as in some zoos you are unable to see the smaller animals, which Shaldon focuses on. I particularly liked the dark room and... More 

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

Wow! Thank you for such a lovely review. Being the smallest member of BIAZA and EAZA we do pride ourselves on having a unique collection of the small and interesting animals that can sometimes be over looked in favour of the big and bold! To hear a review like yours is fantastic. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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