ZSL London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London in 1828 and today it houses a collection of more than 650 species of animals.
The Zoo is one of the most historic attractions in London , and still one of the most popular. The newest exhibit is the ‘ Blackburn Pavilion’; a tropical birdhouse which celebrates the Zoo’s Victorian heritage and has a performing clock tower at the entrance.
The exhibits at ZSL London Zoo all aim to ‘bring you closer to the animals’ with interactive activities and many walk-through enclosures. The animals live in environments which closely reflect their natural habitats and their natural behaviours are stimulated through enrichment activities.
Families and children can ‘Meet the Monkeys’ as they walk through their free-roaming area, and come face to face with a giant caterpillar in Butterfly Paradise .
The Duke of Edinburgh opened Gorilla Kingdom in Easter 2007. This fantastic island allows visitors to get up close to the Zoo’s four Western Lowland Gorillas, an extremely endangered species.
The Zoo also holds many extra events throughout the year, such as Zoo Nights. These special late night evenings are designed to give visitors a chance to see what goes on in ZSL London Zoo after dark.
The closest London underground stations are Camden Town and Regent’s Park.read more about London Zoo here.