Dartmoor Zoological Society

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Dartmoor Zoological Park Sparkwell, Plymouth PL7 5DG Dartmoor Zoological Park Sparkwell, Plymouth PL7 5DG Directions
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Bears, jaguars, lions, reindeers and rheas are among the many residents found at Dartmoor Zoo. The subject of a Hollywood movie based on the founder's memoirs, the zoo is located a five-minute drive away from Dartmoor National Park. The venue features a kids' play area and an education centre.

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Report | 9 months ago
Lovely place. Nice to see the animals so up close and open. Staff lovely. Only negative they couldn't do my son beans on toast for lunch in the cafe?????? Needs more choice we left the zoo early to eat somewhere else.
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Report | 9 months ago
A chance to get really close to some beautiful animals
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Report | 9 months ago
The animals where is very poor enclosures it was sad to see the animals pacing up and down, I used to work at Paignton zoo and understand animal behaviour. The animals where in good conditions physically but I feel mentally they were unhappy.
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Report | 9 months ago
Lemon drizzle cake was dry...Cakes could be improved. Otherwise pleasant visit.
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Report | 9 months ago
It's a fantastic place to visit although the zoo is small they have a wide selection of animals including the big cats, and you can get round in a day
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A beautiful place with super friendly, informative staff and happy animals :-)
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Report | 9 months ago
Dartmoor Zoo is wonderful. Ive been several times ans always had a brilliant time. Just make sure you check the small print on the voucher. Its weekdays only, no school holidays, which isnt ideal when you buy a family voucher. I bought one for a friends family for Christmas and ended up having to pay an extra £50 when we couldn't use the voucher.... which was £14 in the first place.
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We had another fantastic day out here. It's a pleasure to see animals so relaxed and the keepers and volunteers so attentive to them. The keepers do wonderful talks explaining their behaviours and how they provide enrichment for these animals. I had some amazing photographs just because this zoo takes you right to the animals yet still giving them suitable environment. I know many people do not approve of zoos but their aim is conservation and education whilst providing animals in their care with an enriched and happy life and I feel DZP work very hard to achieving this. I admire everything Ben and his team have achieved since taking over the zoo. Well done. Xx
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Report | 9 months ago
This is a totally brilliant place. The staff are so approachable and friendly. Adam was superb. This is not a manicured set up by any means, and the facilities are rather rough and ready....wear wellies if it has been raining!....but the animals are obviously where the money is spent, which in my book is what it is all about. To watch the tigers feeding is a privilege. Thank you DZP
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Wonderful to see the big cats!!
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