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02/10/2018

Five penguins have migrated west from Europe in time for winter! The female Magellanic penguins travelled from Germany and Italy to their new home here at Blackpool Zoo in an epic 24-hour journey.

14/09/2018

Zoo keepers and academics are heralding the birth of the UK’s only current female Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra foal in what has been described as a miracle for the vulnerable species.

31/08/2018

Blackpool Zoo’s herd of Asian elephants is now almost complete following the safe arrival of two females from Twycross Zoo. Noorjahan and her four-year-old calf, Esha have arrived at our new multi-million pound Project Elephant Base Camp at Blackpool Zoo following months of 'behind the scenes' work with specialists from Twycross Zoo and experts from the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP).

22/08/2018

Our keepers at Blackpool Zoo have got another feather in their collective caps after gaining official recognition from the Avicultural Society for their outstanding achievements in breeding Eastern white pelicans. We have received a medal after becoming the first zoo in the UK to successfully breed the magnificent species.

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Blackpool Zoo is closed!

In light of the most recent national lockdown announcement from the government, sadly we will be temporarily closing Blackpool Zoo again from 5th January 2021.

As always please be assured that our dedicated keeper team will continue to provide the best care for our animals during the closure.

If you’ve booked tickets for any day during this closure, you can exchange them for another date. Please send your booking details to tickets@blackpoolzoo.org.uk.

We’ll keep you informed through our website and social media channels. We apologise for any disappointment and thank you for your patience.

We really look forward to welcoming you back to Blackpool Zoo when we are allowed to re-open.

Stay safe everyone.