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Welsh Mountain Zoo

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Date opened  1963
Address  Colwyn Bay LL28 5UY, UK
Area  15 ha
Land area  37 acres (15 ha)
Opened  1963
Phone  +44 1492 532938
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Location  Colwyn Bay, Conwy County, Wales
Website  www.welshmountainzoo.org
Hours  Open today · 9:30AM–5PMMonday9:30AM–5PMTuesday9:30AM–5PMWednesday9:30AM–5PMThursday9:30AM–5PMFriday(Good Friday)9:30AM–5PMHours might differSaturday9:30AM–5PMSunday9:30AM–5PMSuggest an edit
Notable animals  Maria, Delilah, Spray, Kate, Jack, Casper, William, Rooney, Cousteau, Lock, Shell, Flanka, Pudding, Fluffy, Shirley, Yoshi
Exhibits  Chimpanzee World and Chimp Encounter, Sealion Rock
Similar  Anglesey Sea Zoo, Bodnant Garden, Pili Palas Nature World, GreenWood Forest Park, Great Orme
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The Welsh Mountain Zoo, is a zoological garden located near the town of Colwyn Bay in Conwy County, Wales. The zoo was opened on 18 May 1963 by the wildlife enthusiast and naturalist Robert Jackson. The zoo covers an area of 37 acres (15 ha).

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Development

After the Zoological Society of Wales was formed in 1983 to manage the interests and operation of the zoo, its development programme led to the creation of the following features:

  • Jungle Adventureland (completed 1986)
  • European Otter Enclosure (1987)
  • Chimpanzee World and Chimp Encounter (1990)
  • Children's Farm (1990)
  • Bear Falls (1996)
  • Golden Eagles (1999)
  • Sea Lion Rock (2006)
  • Condor Haven (2007)
  • Lemur Walkthrough (2012)
  • Red Pandas & Otters (Prytherch Himalayan Terraces) (2013)
  • Gibbon Heights (2014)
  • Wallaby Enclosure (Under Development)
  • Recent additions

    2006 - The arrival of a pair of endangered snow leopards and the breeding of the very first Bactrian camel in Wales followed. Caracaras have now been placed in the old condor aviary. Margay are another recent addition to the collection.

    The zoo's next development project is the construction of a new tropical house for reptiles and new alligator facilities. Work began in 2007 with the demolition of the old tortoise and cactus house.

    Amphibians

    African Bullfrog

    References

    Welsh Mountain Zoo Wikipedia


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