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A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful gardens. Visitors will come face to face with over 400 species of exotic, endangered and adorable animals from the four corners of the globe.

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Race against time to save Critically Endangered giraffe 30th Nov 2018 Experts at Bristol Zoological Society are working to help safeguard the future of Kordofan giraffe which have just been assessed as Critically Endangered.
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10,000 snails 5th Sep 2018 BIAZA zoos including ZSL London Zoo, Bristol Zoo, Chester Zoo, Marwell Wildlife and RZSS Edinburgh Zoo have reintroduced more than 10,000 Polynesian tree snails.
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New aviary at Bristol Zoo Gardens 31st Aug 2018 The specially built aviary, costing £50,000 and covering almost 90 square metres, features birds from South-East Asia including bleeding-heart doves.
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New Endangered giant turtle 28th Aug 2018 A new male weighing more than 50lbs and more than two feet long has arrived at Bristol Zoo
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Bristol Zoological Society’s chief executive retires after a 40-year contribution to animal conservation 19th Jul 2018 After a career spanning 40 years, with highlights that include helping to save numerous animal species from extinction, Bristol Zoological Society’s Chief Executive Dr Bryan Carroll is retiring.
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Iguana eggs for breakfast? 3rd Jul 2018 This is the magical moment when a tiny Critically Endangered iguana first broke through its inch-long shell at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
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Sir David Attenborough backs Bristol Zoo plan to save lemurs 26th Jun 2018 Sir David Attenborough has given his support to plans for a new field station in Madagascar, built to help save Critically Endangered lemurs.
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Scientists confirm sighting of one of the world’s rarest birds 13th Jun 2018 Conservationists from Bristol Zoological Society have confirmed a sighting of one of the rarest and most endangered birds in the world.
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New chief executive at Bristol Zoo Gardens 6th Jun 2018 The new chief executive of Bristol Zoological Society, with responsibility for Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project, is Dr Justin Morris.
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Make it snappy 8th May 2018 Bristol Zoo releases Endangered crayfish into the River Itchen
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Bristol Zoo on the front-line of conservation 21st Mar 2018 Dr Grainne McCabe, Will Walker and Osiris Doumbe from Bristol Zoo spent more than three weeks in Bénoué National Park, Cameroon setting up motion-sensitive cameras to track the Kordofan giraffe.
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Stephen Fry backs Bristol student’s appeal to save fruit bats 12th Feb 2018 Broadcaster and author Stephen Fry has generously given his support to help pay for vital research by a University of Bristol PhD student to safeguard the future of Livingstone’s fruit bats.
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Chinese crocodile lizards at Bristol Zoo gardens for the first time 3rd Jan 2018 Bristol Zoo Gardens has a colony of endangered Chinese crocodile lizards for the first time in its 181 year history.
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Bristol Zoo PhD student battles to save fruit bats from extinction 3rd Jan 2018 A Bristol Zoo Gardens PhD student is in a race against time to try to save critically endangered Livingstone’s fruit bats.
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Bristol Zoo joins refill water bottle revolution 27th Nov 2017 Bristol Zoo Gardens has joined the growing revolution aimed at getting people to refill their plastic water bottles instead of throwing them away.
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Bristol conservationists and Bath designers join forces to help lemurs 20th Nov 2017 Conservationists from Bristol Zoological Society and two Bath-based design firms have joined forces to help endangered lemurs in Madagascar.
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BIAZA member projects receive Royal endorsement in Madagascar 30th Oct 2017 Conservation work being carried out by a number of BIAZA members in Madagascar have recently received royal endorsement when the Princess Royal visited their projects during a tour of the island in October.
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Slow and steady wins the conservation race 6th Oct 2017 Conservationists are celebrating the successful reintroduction of thousands of tiny endangered tree snails to their former home in French Polynesia, thanks to a global breeding programme coordinated by ZSL London Zoo.
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New research station in the Philippines to save critically endangered species 4th Sep 2017 Conservationists from Bristol Zoological Society have established a new research station deep in the forest on Negros Island in the Philippines.
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World first breeding of one of the rarest spiders on Earth 31st Aug 2017 One of the rarest spiders on earth has bred at Bristol Zoo Gardens in a world first. Over 1,000 tiny Desertas wolf spiderlings have hatched in the Zoo’s Bug World. So precious are the babies that some have even been hand-reared by dedicated keepers from tiny eggs.
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Penguin survival guidance model developed by researchers 17th Feb 2017 A first-of-its-kind model, which provides guidance on the survival likelihood of abandoned penguin chicks in southern Africa, has been developed by researchers from Bristol Zoological Society, the Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Cape Town and The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB).
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Bat on the brink 16th Dec 2016 Collaborative research by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Bristol Zoological Society and the Comorian NGO Dahari has revealed the Livingstone’s fruit bat is likely to be the most endangered fruit bat in the world.
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Baby gorilla born at Bristol Zoo Gardens after rare caesarean section 24th Feb 2016 A baby Western lowland gorilla has been born at Bristol Zoo Gardens after an emergency caesarean procedure.
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Bristol community plant collection 5th Dec 2013 Bristol Community Plant Collection was set up as a pilot project to grow Calendula (Pot Marigold) in the first dispersed plant collection of its kind.