Zoos and Wildlife
These days most aquariums, wildlife parks and zoos in England are not just about experiencing wild animals’ close-up, many also focus on protecting the species, too.
One of the most renowned zoos in England, 100-acre Marwell Wildlife in Hampshire, is primarily dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and habitats. From rainforest wildlife to an underwater view of penguins, Marwell Wildlife encompasses animals from all corners of the world.
One of Oxfordshire’s top attractions and one of the most beautiful zoological collections in the country is Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Get eye-to-eye with Giraffe, Walk with lemurs or watch rhinos graze on the Manor House lawns.
A perfect day out for families with children, whether you are on holiday, enjoying a weekend break or simply having a day out with the kids is Drusillas Park in East Sussex.
Across the Solent, one of the most popular zoos in England is the Isle of Wight Zoo. Home to one of the biggest collections of tigers and lemurs in the country, the Isle of Wight Zoo preserves many endangered species through research and education.
In Kent, Howletts and Port Lympne Reserve is specifically designed to protect and breed endangered species with the aim of returning them to their natural habitats. Finally, if you are visiting Surrey, be sure to see the reptiles, fish, Canadian beavers, rabbits and chipmunks at Beaver Zoological Gardens.