Steeped in history, home to a multicultural metropolis and set amidst lush green areas, the city of London offers visitors an unforgettable sightseeing experience. The capital of England, it is also one of the best places for a fun family holiday and there are many sites of interest worth visiting that can be enjoyed by young and old alike. One of the foremost among these is the ZSL London Zoo.
Situated within easy reach of the Regent’s Park Station, this famous zoo is considered the oldest scientific zoo in the world. Home to more than 750 different kinds of species from all over the world, this attraction offers an exciting day out for the whole family. There is much to see and do here, and the different themed sections give one a chance to view animals in habitats similar to what you will find in the wild.
One of its most recent additions is the Tiger Territory where you can see Sumatran tigers that are critically endangered. Set amidst a Sumatran style tropical habitat, this section features huge glass windows where you can view these magnificent predators. At the Gorilla Kingdom, one has the unique opportunity of seeing western lowland gorillas, namely Zaire, Jookie and Effie!
At the ZSL London Zoo you will also find the city’s sole living rainforest at Rainforest Life. As you explore this area you will come across such species as sloths, armadillos, trumpeter birds, red titi monkeys and golden-headed lion tamarins. There is also a special nocturnal experience where you can see creatures of the night such as bats.
Featuring animals from Africa, the Into Africa section is home to giraffes, warthogs, zebras and even African running dogs. Those who love marine life can visit the Aquarium where you will find all manner of creatures from the deep; red-bellied piranhas, stingrays, broad sea fans, spiny starfish and electric eels can all be viewed here.
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