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9 April 2009

See the animals at Battersea Park (petting) Zoo

It's easy to forget that the Zoo in Regent's Park is not London's only Zoo. Though it is much smaller, Battersea Park Zoo is a 'family' zoo in the park devoted to smaller amimals. On site you can meet Lemurs, Tamarins, Donkeys Goats, Sheep, Guinea pigs, Rabbits, Squirrel Monkeys, Meerkats and Otters.


Threatened with closure in 2003, the zoo was saved by the Heap family who also run the New Forest Conservation Park in Hampshire and the The Chestnut Centre in the Peak District.

The zoo is open 10am - 4pm in winter and 5pm in summer and at weekends the Otters and Meerkats are fed at 11.00am and 2.30pm, whilst the monkey feedings are at 11.30am and 3pm. Entry is £6.50.

For more information visit the website at http://www.batterseaparkzoo.co.uk.

Click here to see the location on a map.

^Lemur picture (not actually from the zoo) from flickr courtesy of Just chaos^

2 comments:

  1. WHAT ANIMALS CAN WE TOUCH?!!!!!!! I <3 THEM

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  2. i wish we could touch micro pigs!!!!!

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