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“A real hidden gem”
Review of Safari Zoo

Safari Zoo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Explore, Discover, Adventure, South Lakes Safari Zoo. From the Swahili word meaning journey or expedition SAFARI ZOO is a unique journey into the animal kingdom. Come face to face with and discover Rhinos, Lions, Tigers, Bears, Hippos, Wolves, Snow leopards, Jaguar, Giant otters, Primates, Vultures, Penguins and much, much more at the UK's most interactive animal park and Europe’s only Safari Zoo.. You’ll have a fantastic adventure immersed with some of the rarest wildest animals on the planet. HEAR. TOUCH. SMELL. SEE feed your senses and the animals too - Hand feed giraffes every day, walk in amongst and hand feed penguins; wander amongst and discover kangaroo, lemurs, monkeys, free flying birds – including (for the brave) vultures and condors all living wild in the park. Daily interactive animal keeper led talks and animal feedings.
Cheltenham
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A real hidden gem”
Reviewed 25 September 2008

Absolutely fantastic fun!
I almost don't want to write such a good review here, for fear that things may change!

I took my wife there for her birthday whilst we were in the Lakes, and thought it was really well done. We loved how close you could get to the animals, how well kept the park was and how friendly the staff were.

I was a little skeptical at first, it seemed small and didnt have all the bells and whistles that other places have... but this didnt need it!

Loved the Lemurs who roamed the park like it was theirs! and the Emu who seemed to scare the food out of you!! (yes you bought a small food packet for some of the animals)
Not forgetting that cute wallaby that we fed!

and there were no crowds (end sept) - not sure how it would be with too many people around. Hence my opening statement.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“South Lakes Wild Animal Park, Barrow-in-Furness”
Reviewed 31 July 2008

Me and my other half went to South Lakes Wild Animal Park in July 2008 and loved it.

We found a BOGOF voucher from www.monsterfamilyfun.co.uk/telegraph so we paid just £10.50 between us to get in. A guide book was only £2 and well worth the money.

There are animal feedings and talks throughout the day and you are invited to help feed some of the animals incluing lemurs and giraffes. There is also an opportunity to stroke a snake.

The park is home to two registered charities: The Wildlife Protection Foundation and The Sumatran Tiger Trust and also supports a number of conservation projects all over the world including lemur conservation in Madagascar and red howler monkey conservation in Colombia.

Our favourite thing about the park is that the lemurs are allowed to roam free.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Park!”
Reviewed 2 July 2008

Visited this park in June 2008. My highlight was the six day old rhino; I had never seen such cute little thing. There also was an opportunity to feed giraffes which isn't common in the UK. Lemurs roam freely round the park. Really enjoyed my day at this park.

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merseyside
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249 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“great for learning about conservation”
Reviewed 18 September 2007

Not a very large park but very interesting and entertaining. They are really hot on conservation and you get the chance to learn a lot about these issues as well as getting close up to some of the animals.
You can feed lemurs, walk alongside emus and kangaroos and get to stroke a python (cant believe I did that). The park also tries to ensure the animals live as much as possible as they would in the wild eg the tigers have to climb poles for their food at feeding time. They also had a programme in Sumatra where they tracked the tigers to see how they were coping in the wild.
On the whole an enjoyable experience we are going back this year.

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