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ZSL London Zoo

The conservation work of the Zoological Society of London has thrown animal rights activists off their high horses. Of London Zoo’s 721 species, over 100 are endangered and there are breeding programmes for over 130. It was founded in 1826 by Sir Stamford Raffles in Regent’s Park as the world’s first scientific zoo (Charles Darwin was a Fellow) and still retains some original Grade I- and II-listed structures, including the neoclassical Giraffe House (built in 1837) and Lord Snowdon’s aviary (built in 1964). Its most famous inhabitants are the Komodo dragons that grow up to 3.5m (10ft) long and can eat up to 80% of their bodyweight in one sitting. Book ahead online to avoid that caged-animal feeling in its long, long queues.

Address
Outer Circle, Regent's Park,
London,
NW1 4RY
Telephone
+44 20 7722 3333
Website
zsl.org
Opening Times
daily, 10am-6pm mid-July- early Sept (5.30pm Sept-end Oct and Mar-mid-July); 10am-4pm Nov-Mar.
Price
What3Words
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