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

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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Lemur feeding

Arrived at Linton Zoo just in time to feed the lemurs with Mikey their keeper. He was great, full of knowledge explaining carefully the different types of lemur and explaining... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at Linton Zoo just in time to feed the lemurs with Mikey their keeper. He was great, full of knowledge explaining carefully the different types of lemur and explaining their temperaments. Lovely experience to see them up close for any age and to feed them carrots.

Thank connietulip
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My 97 year old grand-mother wished to see monkeys in real life, so her nursing home arranged for her to do the Lemur experience here. Everyone was so very helpful and kind, they couldn't do enough for us. Nan is in a wheelchair but everyone mucked in and helped get the wheelchair in and out of places. John (call me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time at Linton zoo, strongly recommend meeting the lemurs, great price and the zoo keeper john, who introduced us to the lemurs was really good. Really good day

1 Thank Michaela F
Needham Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A return visit to Linton Zoo and always discovering something new. The big cats are awesome, the 2 young lions playful and happy as were the tapir family .All the animals looked relaxed in their lovely natural enclosures which are constantly having improvements. The staff are very friendly and have time to give lots of information. A really nice place... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took two 8 yr old girls to Linton zoo on a non-pupil day, & was lucky enough to be able to book the Lemur Experience for the three of us (and it was just us 3!) via phone on the morning of our visit. At only £10 each (which the zoo donates to lemur conservation) I felt that this... More 

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Isleham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for the kids especially the petting. Some of the areas need a bit of tlc but did enjoy the time there.

1 Thank Clive P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely small zoo - feels very family friendly and easier on the legs for the little ones. Exhibits allow you to get close to the animals - even though some enclosures are a bit tired the zoo animals look very happy and the baby tapir and young lions beautiful. Food we are in cafe was great value... More 

1 Thank Thully
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is a small zoo so you can easily get around it in an hour if you're in a rush. Its only £9 to get in too which is great. My visit yesterday was lovely, it was pretty quiet as kids are back at school now. On my first walk round most of the animals were sleeping/hiding but on my... More 

1 Thank Jenna R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Linton Zoo is set in about 16 acres of Cambridgeshire countryside. If you arrive before opening it's very easy to drive past. The car park is located very close to the entrance and the zoo is laid out in a very informal way with few concrete paths, so don't forget your wellies if it's wet. The animals are varied and... More 

1 Thank Gary G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely experience, we went to welcome the new arrival, baby tapir. Staff were friendly and Mickey made the day informative and has a real love for the animals. The lemur experience was a treat and proceeds go to conservation in Madagascar. The animals are well cared for and top priority. Will be back soon!Dawn and Mechelle

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