Fans of exotic animals that are hard to find in other zoos will love the Newquay zoo, not only for their excellent exhibits but also for their great conservation efforts.
The largest zoo in Cornwall, the Newquay Zoo covers 13 acres of land. It is home to more than 130 species, including the only lions in the area and a number of endangered species. It is one of the top visited attractions in Cornwall and has also won ‘Sustainable Tourism’ awards for excellence in the past.
Below is a table containing the estimated ticket prices of Newquay Zoo.
|Child (3-15 years)||£10.10|
|Child under 3 years||Free|
|Senior citizen & student||£11.45|
|Saver Ticket (2 adults, 2 children)||£40.70|
A Little Background
Opened by the Restormel Council in 1969, the Newquay Zoo has always been a primary visitor attraction in the area. It was further developed by Mike Thomas who bought it in 1994 until 2003 when it was sold to current owners, the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT). The WWCT is a charity that also owns the Living Coasts, Paignton Zoo, and a few other nature reserves around the UK.
Being supportive of conservation programmes, the zoo works hard to help conserve endangered species. They also have their own successful in-house breeding programme, so guests can expect to see baby animals during their visit.
What Sets Them Apart
There are a few great zoos in the UK that are worth seeing, the Newquay Zoo included. But what makes this Cornwall attraction special? Here are a few things:
- They house a wide range of animal species that are hard to find elsewhere. Some of the rare animals that they feature here include the Philippine Spotted Deer, Luzon Bleeding Heart Birds, Vietnamese Mossy Frogs, African Lions, Sulawesi Black Crested Macaques, Carpathian Lynx, Red Pandas, Visayan Warty Pigs, Emperor Tamarins, and Black Wildebeests among many others.
2. They have a breeding programme for Margays, Owston’s Civers, and Azara’s Agoutis within the zoo, so baby animals can be expected to be seen here.
- You can watch keepers feed carnivores or help out in feeding penguins and meerkats. If you’re after some animal interaction on your zoo visit, you can actually get up close and personal with some animals that by feeding them yourself.
- Various events to keep everyone entertained, educated, and interested. The Newquay Zoo has a year long events programme, so there’s always something new to see and enjoy even if you visit multiple times in a year. Great thing that they offer ticket upgrades so you can save on cash when you decide to repeatedly visit the zoo.
Why You Should Visit
If Newquay Zoo’s unique offerings weren’t able to convince you that you should visit them, there are still more reasons to give this place a go. For one, they have friendly rates that you can upgrade or bundle so you can save more. They also have the Cafe Lemur where you can partake on some locally sourced food while enjoying the unique view overlooking the lemur island. It’s honestly a great place to add to your itinerary on your tour of Cornwall, so make sure to stop by.
For more information, please visit their official website.