London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo.It was opened in London on 27 April 1828,and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. It was eventually opened to the public in 1847. Although this zoo is located in the middle of the city it still has plenty of animals to see including lions, camels, giraffes, penguins, tigers, monkeys and meerkats. In fact there are 750 different species of animals making it one of the largest collections of animals in the UK.The zoo is divided up into many different areas which are great fun to explore and help make it one of London’s most popular tourist attractions.
London Zoo is home to a family of Asian lions and pair of Sumatran tigers and visitors can get very close to the Zoo’s beautiful but endangered wild cats.
Gorilla Kingdom enclosure is home to a colony of Western Lowland gorillas which live together with and black and white colubus monkeys.The African aviary is full of beautiful birds that share the Gorillas environment and there is also a monitor lizard and other animals from Africa.
As visitors walk through this area they are surrounded by beautiful free flying butterflies and moths from Africa, South-east Asia and Central and South America, seeking out plants on which to feed and rest.
The Aquarium is also split into three areas and features many beautiful, exotic and weird fish and a stunning coral reef.
Penguin Beach – Opened in 2011 Penguin Beach is England’s biggest penguin pool. It has underwater windows to allow visitors watch the birds swimming.
Other new exhibits include the tropical biome, tropical bird walk through, the African Bird Safari, and insects exhibit.
There are several places where you can purchase food and drink and souvenirs can be purchased in the gift shop.