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Bristol Zoo Gardens, Fun for all!
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Member Name: littlemissyjojo
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Advantages: reasonably priced, not too big, rare animals
Disadvantages: not many big animals
I love the zoo. I have been to all local zoo's and wildlife parks, including london zoo. I am quite the keen animal lover. I havent always driven either so it hasnt always been easy to get to other zoo's. i drove to bristol, so i am unsure how close it is to train stations and other public transport. but it was very easy to find without a sat nav or anything and i live about three hours from bristol. it was very reasonable pricing even with the donation. without a donation it was £11.36. food and drink as you would expect was still overpriced, but nowhere near as bad as some of the zoo's i had been to. you could get a reasonably sized soft drink for just over a pound. I was very impressed with the range of animals. in comparison to some, bristol zoo is relatively small. it took us little over 2 hours to get round the whole thing taking time to stop at each animal. aside from 2 lions who in my opinion didnt have enough room and a stunning massive gorilla there are no more big animals. but what it lacks in big animals it more than makes up for in little ones. it has fruit bats, which ok, its a bat, dont sound that fantastic. but i had not seen fruit bats in any other zoo, and they were brilliant. you could walk into a free flying enclosure and see them. would definately recommend. and they have slow loris's. you should you tube slow loris's, as there's a video of one being tickled which is fantastic. these are endangered i believe and between those and the fruit bats alone my trip was well worth it. however it doesnt stop there. there's a butterfly enclosure and exhibits about how much rubbish we throw away and an aviary and plant gardens. and of course penguins and otters and that sort of thing. theres also a giant tortoise who's pretty impressive. a great day out.
Summary: a great day out
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