Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre

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Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre

Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre is an animal sanctuary, open to the public for educational wildlife experiences in the beautiful moorland countryside

The centre, located in Stowford, Bratton Fleming, was founded in 1974 and today provides a safe haven to over 70 species of animals from around the world, many of them endangered

It gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about these animals, how they are cared for and how we can help protect them

They strive to promote conservation through inspiring education and research programmes

They also host events and workshops throughout the year so visitors can interact with their rescued and resident animals in an interactive environment


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Contact orientated zoo with pumas, marmosets and lemurs, for handling experiences and daily talks.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: Exmoor Zoo, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, UK

Teresa Sanders avatarTeresa Sanders
a month ago
Had a great day at the Exmoor zoo. There are so many animals I had not seen before.For the size of the zoo they had a brilliant collection of big cats. The enclosures are a good size for the animals.We went the bing of March so not busy but I think in the summer it would be hectic. The zoo goes down to the bottom and winds back upwards They have a cafe with a good choice of lunch time hot meals ,plus cold oppositions.Price average.The toilets are located at the entrance and cafe which is at the top of the zoo.The one thing that was disappointing is the amount of viewing windows that had broken down so steamed up so you could not see through them.For time of year and weather we had had it was tidy . Definitely worth a visit b
Cathy FRENCH avatarCathy FRENCH
a week ago
I love visiting good zoos and this didn’t disappoint. Every enclosure had so much enrichment, the staff so knowledgeable. Anyone with a domestic cat or dog could not walk away from there and say the animals were not well cared for. Plus it breeds endangered species. On entering, the chap talked about the shoebill “ only one in UK” We weren’t that interested, until we saw it!! Omg!! Honestly, visit this lovely zoo, help them raise money for more enclosures and just a big thank you for everything! It was my birthday too…
Steven Annis avatarSteven Annis
a week ago
Family of 5 had a great day out at the zoo, was able to see all of the animals, did an Easter hunt which was free and the kids received a creme egg at the end, experienced the wild dog and cheaters being fed, got to hold a snake, overall very enjoyable day out, was there around 4 hours 👍
Tara Sanders avatarTara Sanders
2 months ago
Wow, what a great zoo.My partner and I visited yesterday, expecting this only to be a little zoo that we could walk around in 2 hours, but that was not long enough! It's much bigger than we were expecting, with so many more animals and a lot of land to walk around.Such a wide range of animals to see, some I've never seen before. The information boards were really good, and it sounds like the zoo is doing a lot to help conservation, rewilding and breeding programmes.The enclosures have lots of places for the animals to hide out of the way of the public should they wish. This means you may not see all of the animals, but is good for the welfare of the animals.Friendly, knowledgeable staff too.We'll definitely be visiting again in the future.
Matthew Duncan avatarMatthew Duncan
2 weeks ago
Fantastic zoo with a good mix of well looked after animals in well maintained enclosures each species has a information board with interesting facts. The zoo was clean and had a nice restaurant with reasonably priced food and drink. Plenty of activities such as feeding and talks. Great value day out for all the family and we will definitely be back.
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