world's oldest zoos are set to say goodbye after 186 years; saved 175 species from extinction
There is some good news too. The gardens of the Bristol Zoo will remain open even after the zoo ends business
Bristol Zoo Gardens, one of the oldest zoos in the world, will close its doors for good this year after first welcoming visitors 186 years ago.
According to reports, the zoo will end operations on 3 September. The remaining animals from the premises will be moved to the Wild Place Project - a wildlife park located in South Gloucestershire.
Bristol Zoo, which opened its gates in 1836, is home to over 7,000 animals and about 420 species. It has a land area of 12 acres. Since its opening welcomed an estimated 90 million visitors.
It has also done the praiseworthy work of saving 175 species from extinction through its conservation programs.
The zoo struggled financially as the visitor count dwindled due to the pandemic. they suffered operating losses in four out of the past six years. the second national lockdown in the UK,
The zoo has planned to organize a number of events before the September closing date. Their goal is to let their regular visitors band together for one last time.
The gardens of the Bristol Zoo will remain open even after the zoo ends business. Besides that, the children’s play area and theatre building will also stay open for workshops and events.
"Bristol Zoo Gardens is a special place for so many people and we want to give them a chance to come, to see our animals and the gardens, and to talk about their memories," said Dr Justin Morris,