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Newquay Zoo, Newquay

3.7
#1 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in Cornwall
Get closer to wild animals from around the world at Newquay Zoo, sheltering over 130 species. This zoo, Cornwall’s largest, features an African Savannah and a Philippines area, which houses endangered fishing cats, visayan warty pigs, and Philippine spotted deer. The zoo also houses an important conservation breeding program for threatened red pandas, lemurs, marmosets, tapirs, lions, and meerkats, to name just a few. Inside the zoo’s atmospheric tropical house, rain forest plants and animals are protected. Animal encounters and feeding times are available throughout the year, several times a day. A Tarzan adventure trail, children’s play area, and a dragon maze are provided for families with small kids. The site’s special events program runs all year, with updates on the zoo’s website. Add Newquay Zoo to your Newquay travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Newquay driving holiday site .
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  • Beautiful zoo nestled in a lovely part of Newquay, just a short walk from the town and beaches making it easy accessible. Zoo keepers give various talks throughout the day about the animals which is v...  more »
  • Conditions that some of these animals were kept is horrendus, the state of the penguins water was disgusting and the otters looked to be dire conditions! Nobody was around either!  more »
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  • Perfect, pocket sized zoo which you can easily enjoy for a couple of hours, or make a day of it and chill into a slower pace enjoying all the variety of animals. Shop and cafe are excellent, and handy location. Great for little ones.
  • A wet day couldn't be helped, but there were at least two large groups of school children on a walk around so when there was feeding time etc, you couldn't get close to see. Would have been nice to have been warned at the entrance. Limited appeal when raining as obviously most of the animals stay out of the rain when they can, although there were animals to see, because it is quite a small zoo, options are limited. Clean, tidy, great for family days out, just better to wait for a dry sunny day.
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