Bristol Zoo closes after 186 years

Sad day for zoo lovers: Bristol Zoo has closed after 186 years.

Due to the pandemic, and a new focus on The Wild Place Project, also owned by the charity, the zoo closed for the final time on Saturday.

The zoo said it had welcomed about 90 million visitors since it opened and its conservation programmes had helped save many species from extinction.

Scores of people queued up on Saturday morning to visit the Victorian-era zoo before it closed for good.

via BBC

I never visited Bristol Zoo but I appreciate the sadness of it closing (it is being relocated). Here are some more articles on its closure and some from “the archives”:

Articles about Bristol Zoo

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