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Review of Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo
Ranked #9 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 March 25, 2014

fantastic day out, for all the family. really well kept and a fantastic selection of animals, insects and birds.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Found the zoo to be interesting and fun. Not the biggest by any means but well presented and a good selection of animals to see. I was hoping for some exotic insects but there wasn't an exhibit. All in all a thumbs up from me! Would recommend.

1  Thank Hardcorehead88
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

To be fair we do love animals so will usually visit the zoo.
This is a nicely sized spot with a good selection of animals that you can see in habitats that they clearly enjoy.
Keepers feeding time was of great interest, and they gave knowledgeable insight into their behaviours and personalities, as well as fielding general questions.
We spend a lovely 3 hours taking our time to watch the animals in their groups playing and "wrestling" with each other.
Some like the pixie capuchin were just amazing to spot.
The ticket price seems very fairly set for what is on offer.
Must not forget to mention the pygmy goat who was a true lover of attention.
Definitely worth a visit.

2  Thank Simon R
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

my 4 year old had a brilliant zoo party with a visit from the brilliant and lovely Pippa ,we all enjoyed to learn about all the animals ,some where rspca rescues ,others rescued from the pet trade ,the zoo does a wonderful job of conservation and teaching young and old how to try and save the planets animals , every one left the party talking about how they held a snake and were all really excited and all learnt a little more , i always teach my son about respect for animals and conservation after all we must teach them young to help save the planet .Thank you for making my son's birthday a wonderful experience .

Thank jane w
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Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Had a great day out.... brilliant prices for entry, cafe and gift shop.
We were booked in to feed the penguins and absolutely loved it! Meeting Pickle the penguin and getting a souvenire pack to take home, would recommend the experience to anyone!!

Thank CharlieWW
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