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News - December 2014

29/12/2014

2014 has been a bumper year for births at Blackpool Zoo. From chicks and cubs to pups and infant primates, here’s our round up of the top ten 2014 babies.

19/12/2014

We’ve recently released the dates for our 2015 Keeper School courses. With three different levels, suitable for ages 8-17, these courses provide experience with zoo animals including reptiles, primates, large mammals and elephants. Our Keeper School courses provide the perfect first steps for anyone looking for a career working with animals. 

11/12/2014

We were delighted on the 11th June this year to welcome a pair of critically endangered Amur tiger cubs.  Barney and Radzi, named after the Blue Peter presenters, were the first tiger cubs to be born at the zoo in over 17 years. Their parents, Zambar and Alyona, were only introduced to each other in late 2012, but have settled down well to family life. 

We’re open!!

Visitor numbers will be limited each day and we advise all visitors to book online to guarantee entry. 
Please ensure you choose the correct date as tickets are non-refundable and dates can not be changed.

Groups of more than 6 visitors will not be permitted to enter the zoo. 
This applies to visitors of all ages, including under 3s. Exceptions apply only if everyone in your group live together in the same household or are part of a support bubble.

A face mask or face covering must be worn in all indoor areas of the zoo.
Exceptions apply only if you declare that you have a government listed exemption or are under the age of 11.

This is in accordance with current Government restrictions and laws, specific to England. You may be refused admission if you attempt to visit the zoo in a group of more than 6 or without a face covering and don’t declare a valid exemption.

You can find out everything we're doing to keep our visitors, staff and animals safe here.