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Review of Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo
Ranked #19 of 63 things to do in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Set in lush sub-tropical gardens, Newquay Zoo is home to more than 1,000 of the world's rare and exciting creatures. Just a short walk from Newquay's town centre and world famous surfing beaches, the Zoo is both one of Cornwall's most exciting visitor attractions and a leading conservation charity. It's the only place in Cornwall where you can see lions devour their lunch before taking a leisurely stroll through a tropical rainforest, surrounded by free flying birds. Keeper talks and animal feeds take place throughout the day but if you fancy an even closer animal encounter we offer visitors the chance to meet and feed our cheeky lemurs, friendly penguins and impossibly cute meerkats! See wildebeest, waterbuck, nyala antelope and zebra roaming in our African Savannah and enjoy some familiar faces in The Village Farm - one of our most popular exhibits which includes many children's favourites such as pot-bellied pigs, African pygmy goats, turkeys and striped squirrels. And if all that isn't enough to keep the kids amused, we also have activity trails, face painting, a children's play area, dragon maze...and much more. Besides enjoying a great family day out, when you visit Newquay Zoo you'll also be supporting our vital education, research and conservation work, all designed to protect endangered animals from extinction. We're playing a key role in the international effort to save animals through conservation breeding.
Reviewed February 16, 2014

I always enjoy visiting Newquay Zoo but it can be expensive. For such a small zoo they have a good variety of animals and often advertise animal babies so people can go see them

1  Thank katherinejones1989
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

We spent nearly the whole day at the zoo. They have some really interesting animal talks. We saw the loins being fed and I loved the penguins. They have a Fossa called Harry who people have said some nasty things about. It's true he does pace up and down in his cage and looks sad, but after speaking to the keeper we learnt he is grieving for his mate, Martha. They have tried to get him a friend but they can't get a new mate as he is quite old. They do try really hard to make life fun for him, he is just a sad Fossa. The keepers love him and won't let him be destroyed just for the sake of it.
Anyhoo, we had a great day and would definitely go again.

1  Thank metricdust
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

A fun day out for all age groups. Clearly focused on the younger generation, but still educational for adults. You'd stuggle to spend a full day their, but a half day visit is just right.

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

My partner and I visited Newquay Zoo in January this year and had a wonderful day out.

For a small zoo there certainly is a vast array of weird and wonderful animals. The wolves and red panda were hiding but that didn't dampen our spirits.

The admission fee is not too bad either.

1  Thank Alexandra S
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We took advantage of Seniors discount day on 14th January and had a very pleasant few hours before the inevitable rain returned. We were able to park right by the entrance and most of the paths were level and tarmacked - just a bit of a struggle pushing the wheelchair up the slope to view the macaque monkeys (we only discovered a lower level viewing area later in the visit). A fair number of animals were active considering those who would rather huddle under heat lamps than venture out on a cold winter's day so the island lemurs and monkeys were well hidden. That criticism also applies to some of the cages where undergrowth has been allowed to get out of control - offering the inhabitants too much cover. The pair of lions are very impressive especially when close up in their lion house. But fans of meerkats may be a little disappointed in that the zoo recently lost its lead breeding pair, the remaining 4 young brothers being led by a pair of mongoose (an interesting combination). Hopefully a new 'mob' will be installed before the summer season.. Three general criticisms, first, public announcements were virtually unintelligible; second, map numbers on the daily information sheet were completely different to those on the zoo guide and thirdly, little shelter during inclement weather. But all things considered, a good few hours well spent.

1  Thank Fred B
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