Rupert Clawstrong, the first bear on the moon, had threadbear knowledge of the polar system and only undertook the journey for the Kodiak moments. Panda to the camera lens with today's Groupon: for £9 get two adult tickets to Dartmoor Zoo or for £15 get two adult and two child tickets. Both ticket options include a hot drink each.
Set within 33 acres of countryside, family owned Dartmoor Zoological Park is home to multifarious beasts. The Zoo, subject of an upcoming film, was acquired by a young family 2007 and has since been renovated into a popular family attraction with an array of activities and educational programmes. The Zoo's unique philosophy means close encounters with critters is highly possible, with the opportunity to be a Big Cat Keeper for the day, join a Mini Zoo Keeper morning and gawp at wildlife through specially designed open-fronted enclosures. Shutterbugs can capture lions, wolves, ostriches and owls on their memory capturing equipment with Photography tours that allow access to non-public areas and unobstructed animal houses.
Groupon holders and their families are immersed into a critter-heavy setting with a number of daily events such as animal encounters, kids' activities and talks at feeding time that make for a varied and exciting day. The thirst induced by mammal-based shenanigans can be quenched with a drink from the café, which is included in the deal.
Most reviewers understand Dartmoor Zoo is smaller than some of the major zoos, but a DooYoo user appreciates the opportunity this affords visitors to get comfortable the animals’ surroundings. Meanwhile, The Classic Guide reminds us of the zoo’s famous past.
...On to the animals, including the owner; all are in tip-top condition and quite frankly appear happy with their surroundings... I can honestly say that I am looking foreward [sic] to my next visit and I know that the effort of driving from South Wales to DZP will be worth it.
– Dave Adams, DooYoo, 26 March 2009
It is a small zoo but really personal in a way larger zoos are not and you just get the feeling that they really personally care about the animals there.
– Emma_N68, TripAdvisor, 16 Sept 2010