World War Zoo

Find out how World War Two affected the life of zoo keepers, their animals and visitors.

Visit the Zoo's own 'Dig for Victory' garden which acts as a living memorial to many men, women and children involved in the war effort. It reflects the gardens that sprung up in unlikely places all over the country during World War Two, including zoos.

Learn about air raid precautions, rationing, sustainable farming, history and green issues in workshops that use original objects and resource materials that are perfect to illustrate the trials and tribulations of World War Two.

Click here to listen to a podcast about the project. You can also keep up to date with the latest developments on our blog.

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What You Say

I fed the lemurs at Newquay Zoo. What a fantastic experience and a great birthday treat for my wife. Newquay is a really lovely zoo and we cannot wait for our next visit.. 
Craig, Swindon
A very pleasant day in one of the most friendly and intimate zoos I have visited. All staff showed a willingness to help and were very knowledgeable about the animals in
their care. 
Mike, Bristol
The animals are well looked after and the enclosures are large and interesting for them. Such a variety of animals and birds and they all seem happy. The cafĂ© and the toilets were of a good standard too. 
Linda, Cheltenham