South Lakes Wild Animal Park :
About a mile out of Dalton-in-Furness is the Lake District’s only zoological park, which is recognised as one of Europe’s leading conservation zoos. 17 acres are home to the rarest animals on earth, who are participants in co-ordinated breeding programmes to save them from extinction in the wild.
This is the only zoo in Britain to hold both Amur and Sumatran Tigers, the biggest and smallest tigers left in the world. Each day David Gill or one of his assistants gives a talk on the conservation projects for the few remaining tigers left in the world.
In the Australian Bush area, many animals have complete freedom to wander at will, such as lemur monkeys, exotic deer, emus, wallabies and kangaroos.
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Hot meals and snacks are served all day. There is a gift shop, picnic area, and adventure playground, and ample parking. The zoo is open every day except Christmas day.
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Grid Ref : SD 235752
Crossgates, Dalton-in-Furness, LA15 8JR. Tel 01229 466086.