Regarded as the worldâs oldest scientific zoo, this natural escapade in the modern suburbs is a great place to indulge the mind and eye for some knowledge about the wildlife and nature. Located near the Regentâs Park, London Zoo is now operated by the Zoological Society of London.
The zooâs history dates back to as far as 27th of April 1828, the date where the zoo is officially open for scientific studies. Now spanning around nearly 36 acres, London Zoo is home for a collection of 755 species of animals and nearly 15000 individuals. To witness this humongous wild life habitat, a person can either use the London underground train or the 274 bus route to get to the London Zoo.
One of the many attractions in London Zoo is The African Bird Safari, which was opened in 2005 is the home to 113 bird species. A walkthrough and a bridge which hangs over a stream and high trees ensure that the visitors will get an adventurous experience as it is in these suburbs.
The aquarium, the first of its kind in the world, is the home for 213 species of fish and the Butterfly Paradise is full of endangered species of small flying beauties and also educates the visitors about the dangers faced by these species. B.U.G.S. or better known as Biodiversity Underpinning Global Survival is project which launched to educate the public about the importance of bio diversity and this place is also the home for Zoological Society of Londonâs Invertebrate Conservation Unit.
London Zoo also comprises of a childrenâs zoo known as Ambika Paulâs Children Zoo which is based around pet care center and the paddock, which provides first hand experience on animals. Another interesting part in London Zoo is Clore Rainforest Lookout which is built to recreate the South American rain forest atmosphere right here in London. Gorilla Kingdom and Reptile Houses are much more informative and clear up any misunderstanding about these creatures and educate the public about their endangered future because of human activities.