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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Thully
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Notts
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Notts
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Jenna R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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1 Thank Gary G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank Animal lover 😊
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic zoo this is! We bumped into Mike, one of the zoo keepers, and he was more than happy to show us round for a few minutes and tell us many interesting facts about the animals. It shines through how enthusiastic and passionate he is about the care of the animals, which is great to know, explaining little... More 

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1 Thank whizzywonderer
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to visit this zoo on the spur of the moment. What a good move! The zoo is very well arranged and we particularly liked the way the paths are grass and not concrete. We were lucky enough to meet keeper Mikey who was excited by the birth of a baby Tapir the day before. He spent time with us... More 

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1 Thank hazelmiles2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely small zoo with big conservation projects and amazing keepers. Very informative regarding conservation issues and breeding programmes. Animals kept in as natural habitat as possible. Supports many overseas programmes relating to animal and habitat conservation. Keepers very in tune with visitors - they are keen to educate and offer so much help and information. Opportunities to learn more at... More 

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Thank HoppyGal
England, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's like an old garden that is over grown,,either close it or spend some money on it to improve the well fare of the animals, not a good place to take children, run down and boring.

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Lintonzoo, General Manager at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

If this is a genuine review (the last two reviews this person recently tried to place for us were removed by TripAdvisor as they violated their guidelines) and represents an opinion, then it is clear that this person has absolutely no knowledge of the needs of the animals we have in our care. We believe this person is a troller... More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect as the zoo is quite small but we were all pleasantly surprised. The staff are really knowledgeable and are more than happy to chat about the various animals. The tiger is one of the best I have seen in captivity it looks really healthy and well looked after. Great day out for all the... More 

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Thank gilltatlock
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an amazing day at Linton Zoo again today. I love this place! I had to go back again to see "Rio", the gorgeous baby Brazilian tapir who I was lucky enough to see 11 days ago when he was just a day old. All the animals were great. Especially love the lemurs and Mirko the tiger. Always see something... More 

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