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 have just had a lovely family meal at The Café Lemur. The lasagne was lovely - home cooked - easily as good as my own. The cakes were delicious too! Excellent value for money and exceptionally good service from all your staff - fast and friendly. Thank you!. 
Sarah, Torpoint
A lovely day out, with nice exhibits of many animals which all looked happy and well kept. The grounds were tidy as well. I would highly recommend to friends and family. 
Samantha, Plymouth.
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 café and the toilets were of a good standard too. 
Linda, Cheltenham