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SOUTH LAKES SAFARI ZOO

SOUTH LAKES SAFARI ZOO
SOUTH LAKES SAFARI ZOO

What used to be South Lakes Wildlife Park opened to the public on a fairly wind-swept location in 1994 and has more than 1,000 animals in its care, including large cats and mammals, primates, reptiles and birds. Some animals roam wild - so you can walk among kangaroos and emus. There are aerial walkways over some enclosures, giving astonishing views. The zoo boasts a proud track record in conservation. Unfortunately, it has a chequered safety history, including several animal escapes, a fire in which 30 lemurs died and the death of a keeper, mauled by a Sumatran tiger, in 2013.

NOTICE - As of 6 March 2017, the future of this attraction looks uncertain. Check the zoo's website for up to date information.

Location/Address: Melton Terrace
Lindal-in-Furness
County: Cumbria
Post Code: LA12 0LU
Main Historic Period: N/A
Useful Website Address: South Lakes Safari Zoo website
Primary Management: Independent
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