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LocationCollection name(s)Date openedDate closedNotes
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ABERAERON
2 Old Parade
Aberaeron Sea Aquarium & Animal Kingdom1978ca. 2004
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ABERDEEN
Hazlehead Park
Aberdeen Zoological Garden
Hazelhead Zoological Garden
16 Jul 19664 Sep 1977Operated by the Aberdeen and North of Scotland Zoological Society (founded by Dr. Lil de Kock and others in 1962). May have been open to the public in 1965.
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ALEXANDRIA
Loch Lomond Bear Park
Cameron Loch Lomond Wildlife Park
7 Jul 1972
1 Mar 1975
1974
1980s
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ASHOVERPan's Garden3 Apr 19551972
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ASHURST
Longdown
New Forest Butterfly Farm22 Jul 1981?New Forest Nature Quest later opened on the same site.
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ASHURST
Longdown
New Forest Nature Quest19951998Former site of New Forest Butterfly Farm.
New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park opened on the same site in 1998
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AXBRIDGE
Lower Weare
Ambleside Water Gardens & Aviaries1935?
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BAMFORDBamford Bird Garden19741985
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BARNSTAPLEBarnstaple Butterfies??
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BASILDON
London Road
Basildon Aviary and Wildlife Centre
Basildon Aviary and Wildlife Park
Basildon Zoo
Easter 1973Mar 2002
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BASILDON
Pipps Hill Close
Aquatels Zoo & Ecology Centre19731980sBased at the Aquatels recreation centre.
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BATH
Henrietta Street
The Royal Menagerieca. 1812?
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BEAUMARISBeaumaris Marine World?2001
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BELFASTBelfast Aquariumca. 1860?
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BIDEFORDBideford Zoo29 May 196617 Oct 1970
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BIRMINGHAMBirmingham Zoo1910ca. 1930
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BIRMINGHAM
3 High Street
J. E. James's Menagerieca. 1823?This may have been a travelling menagerie.
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BIRMINGHAM
Aston
Aston Lower Grounds Menagerie
Aston Lower Fields Pleasure Grounds
ca. 1880?
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BIRMINGHAM
Balsall Heath
Birmingham and Midlands Zoological Gardens1873?
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BIRMINGHAM
Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham Zoo1 May 1964Jul 1973Birmingham Nature Centre opened on the same site in 1974.
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BLACKPOOLDr. Crocker's Aquarium, Aviary and Menagerie18731893
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BLACKPOOL
Promenade
Amazoniaca. 1997late 1990s
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BLACKPOOL
Tower Buildings
Blackpool Tower MenagerieMay 18941969
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BLEANBlean Bird Park1976ca. 1994
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BLETCHLEY
Great Brickhill
Birdhaven Park and Sanctuary
Birdhaven Zoo (renamed May 1963)
19 April 1962?
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BOGNOR REGIS
Hotham Park
Bognor Regis Pets' Corner
Hotham Park Children's Zoo
Zootopia
May 19501984See: Bognor's Zoo: A Short History of the Animal Collection in Hotham Park by Joe Mersey.
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BOLTON
Rivington
Lever Parkca. 1908ca. 1925
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BOURNEMOUTH
West Beach
Bournemouth Water Zooca. 1990spre-1998
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BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER
The Aquarium19621970s
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BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE
Glebe Road
Amazonia World of Reptiles1995ca. 2001
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BREANDolphinarium19741974
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BRENTFORD
Syon Park
The London Butterfly House198028 Oct 2007Plans for a new site in Gunnersbury Park did not materialise and the owners purchased the Butterfly & Wildlife Park at Long Sutton, Lincolnshire.
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BRIDGEMEREBridgemere Wildlife ParkJun 19721992
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BRIDGNORTH
Stourbridge Road
Midland Bird Garden8 Aug 1979Oct 1984
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BRIGG
Elsham Hall
Elsham Hall Country & Wildlife Park1972?2001?
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BRIGHTON
Queen's Park
Brighton & South of England Zoological Societyca. 1898ca. 1898Uncertain if this collection ever opened to visitors.
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BRIGHTON
Withdean Grange
Brighton Zoological Gardenca. 1948Jun-1950
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BRISTOL
Anchor Road
Wildwalk@Bristol8 July 20002007
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BRIXHAM
12 The Quay
Brixham Marine Aquarium19542007
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BURTON-ON-TRENT
Stapenhill
Stapenhill Zooca. 1917?
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CALVERBrookside Bird Gardenca. 1970?
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CARDIFF
Victoria Park
Cardiff Zoological Garden19021941See: Victoria Park Zoo for more details.
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CARDIFF
Weycock Road
Cardiff Zoo
(also known as Barry Zoo)
19621980The Welsh Hawking Centre opened on the site after the zoo closed.
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CARDIGANCardigan Wildlife ParkJun 1978mid 1990s
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CARTERTON
Brize Norton Road
Carterton Bird Garden??
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Chapel-en-le-FrithChestnut Centre, Owl and Otter Park198431-Dec-2017
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CHARLECOTECharlecote Bird Garden??
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CHARLWOODGatwick Garden Aviaries
Gatwick Zoo & Aviaries
19741 Sep 2002
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CHEDDAR
The Gorge
The Aquarium1960?Re-built in 1975.
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CHELTENHAMCheltenham Zoological Garden18381844Although a detailed plan of the site exists, it is unclear how much of this plan was completed.
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CHEPSTOWBeaufort Bird Gardens??
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CHESTER-LE-STREET
Lambton Park
Lambton Lion Park (1972)
The Lambton Pleasure Park (1975)
19721980
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CHILHAMChilham Castle Bird of Prey Centre1977?Moved to the Raptor Centre, Groombridge Place.
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CILFREWPenscynor Wildlife ParkMay 1971Oct 1998
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CLACTON-ON-SEAClacton-on-Sea Children's Zooca. 1970?Re-opened as Mortello Children's Zoo (2011-2016)
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CLACTON-ON-SEA
Clacton Pier
Clacton-on-Sea Dolphinarium19711985
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CLACTON-ON-SEA
Clacton Pier
Clacton Pier Reptile Safari??
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CLEE HILLClee Hill Animal & Bird Gardens??
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CLEETHORPES
Humberston
Cleethorpes Marineland and Zoo19661977
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CLEETHORPES
Kings Road
Cleethorpes Tropical Butterfly Gardens??The Jungle Zoo opened in 1998 on the site after closure.
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CLIVIGER
Foxstones Lane
Rockwater Bird Centre19912004
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COTON
Coton Manor Wildlife Gardens
Coton Manor Wildlife Park
Coton Manor Gardens
1970?Gardens still open, but animals removed.
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COVENTRY
Coombe Abbey
Coombe Abbey Bird Gardens1972?
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COVENTRY
Whitley Common
Coventry Zoo Park19661980
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CRICKET ST. THOMASCricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park1 Jul 19672009
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CROMERBirdland1967ca. 1973
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CROMERNature Parkca. 1974?
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CROMER
Howards Hill
Cromer Zoo26 Mar 19621983
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CROYDON
Drummond Road
Kennard's Menagerieca. 19301939
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DONCASTERDoncaster Zoo
Beechfield Zoo
19551962
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DORSINGTONBraggington Zoo??
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DOWNENDRobin Hill Country Park1970Late 1980sThe Park remains open without any animals.
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DUNOON
Sandbank Road
Cowal Bird Garden19942006
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DWYRANAnglesey Bird World19902006
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EASTBOURNEThe Butterfly Centre & Amazon Jungle Experience19762001
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EASTHAM
Ferry Pleasure Gardens
Eastham Zoological Gardens18901910
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EDINBURGHEdinburgh Aquariumca. 1860?
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EDINBURGH
East Claremont Street
Edinburgh Zoological Garden4 Jul 18401857
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EDINBURGH
Portobello
Edinburgh Marine Zoological Gardens31-May-19091914?
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EGHAMWoolly Monkey Sanctuary1973?
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EXETERSeahorse Nature AquariumJan-1994Oct-1997
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EXMOUTH
Esplanade
Exmouth Aquarium??
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EXMOUTH
Sea Front
Exmouth Zoo19571980
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FENITFenit Sea World19942005
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FERNDOWNFerndown Zoo19471954
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FILEY
Coble Landing
Tropical Aquarium??
88
FLADBURY
Hill Furze
Delamere Bird Garden & Aquarium
Delamere Aviaries & Reptilia
1952?
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FLEETWOODFleetwood Zooca.1955ca.1958
90
FLIMWELL
Hawkhurst Road
Flimwell Bird Park1989pre-2001?
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FOLKESTONEFolkestone Zoo01-May-19471958/60
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FORT WILLIAMOcean Frontier20032004?
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GLASGOW
Argyle Street
Wilson's Zoo?ca.1936Located under the railway arches. Collection moved to Oswald Street (round the corner).
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GLASGOW
Cranston Hill
Glasgow Zoological Gardens18401840?Founded by Thomas Atkins.
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GLASGOW
Kelvin Hall
Glasgow Winter Zoo??A temporary collection opened by Associated Pleasure Parks.
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GLASGOW
Milngavie
Craigend Castle Zoo15 Apr 1949Sep 1954
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GLASGOW
New City Road
Scottish Zoo & Variety Circus12 May 18971909Opened by E. H. Bostock. Stock auctioned 27.04.1909.
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GLASGOW
Oswald Street
Wilson's Zoo23 Dec 19361950sCollection moved from Argyle Street. Housed in a disused church.
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GLASGOW
Trongate
Pickard's Noah's Ark1908?Opened in the basement of the Britannia Music Hall by Albert E. Pickard.
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GLASGOW
Uddingston
Calderpark Zoological Gardens
Glasgow Zoopark
9 Jul 1947Aug 2003The Zoological Society of Glasgow and West of Scotland was founded 15.12.1936.
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