Contact ZSL London Zoo: Find below customer service details of ZSL London Zoo, UK, including phone and email. Besides contact details, the page also offers a brief overview of the tourist destination.
London, NW1 4RY
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About ZSL London Zoo
Founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1826, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is the oldest scientific zoo in the United Kingdom, with over 756 different species of animal collections. Opened to the public in 1827, the zoo originally intended for scientific research study, later evolved as a zoo to house animals, on an area of 36 acres, designed by architect Decimus Burton.
Located in Regent’s Park, London Zoo has 20 specifically designed animal zones, with the largest animal collection of around 20,000 individuals, from around the world. With a modest beginning of around 7,000 animals, since its opening, the zoo expanded over time, and remains categorized under six distinct groups, namely the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. The invertebrate species are the largest in numbers amongst all at the zoo, and mostly belong to the tropical climate zones.
Recognized as the oldest scientific zoo in the world, the zoo is the first reptile and insect zoo in the world, designed for children. The zoo offers 20 different types of daily events, spaced throughout the day for visitors, to learn and explore about the lifestyle and habitat, of different animal species. The maximum duration to tour, the zoo is around 2-3 hours, divided into the morning session and afternoon session.
The morning session is from 11:00am -1:00pm, and includes daily bird feedings, animals in action, otter feeding, and penguin feeding, meet the Sumatran tigers, and insect house. The afternoon session is from 1:00pm-3:00pm, and includes meet the mongooses and Meerkats, the reptile house, the deadliest birds, meet the lemurs, the spider talks, the rainforest live, and the camel chat.
The zoo divides into 20 different sections, such as African Bird Safari, Fruit Bat Forest, Reptile House, Butterfly Paradise, and many others. The marine life exhibits include angelfish, seahorses, deadly piranhas, stingrays, coral reef fish, clown fish, catfish and eels, and the reptile house is home to Philippine crocodiles, rhinoceros, chameleons, and poison dart frogs.
Exotic animal species from the tropics include the lions, tigers, gorillas, zebras, hippos, and the giraffe, and Australian themed exhibits, including the animals from the rainforest, the penguins, and birds from Africa.
The ZSL is open every day from 10:00am-4:00pm, and remains closed on Christmas and state holidays. Avail 10% by booking online and get yearly discounts, and tickets cost £24.30 for adults. Children, students and senior citizens enjoy lower ticket costs. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance and even on the website using major credit cards. Tickets are non-refundable. Become a member of ZSL London Zoo to enjoy unlimited visits, in addition to discounts at shops and restaurants.
The zoo is closer to Madame Tussauds Wax Statues Museum, the Jason’s original canal boat trip, and the Jewish Museum. The nearest station to the zoo is the Regent’s park station at 20 minutes, the Camden station at 15 minutes, and the nearest tube is at Euston station. Frequent bus services, coaches, and cabs are available, from Euston, and Regent’s park. Parking facilities for cars and bicycles are available at the zoo. London City Airport is from the Zoo, and has frequent trains shuttling from the airport to the city centre. For complaints or queries on tickets, events, cancellation, parking, photography, membership, or others, reach the ZSL London Zoo support.