Indra the elephant

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We are sad to have to inform you that Indra, one of our beloved Asian elephants, has passed away aged 50.

Indra was rescued from the bankrupt Berlin Circus in 1999 and brought to Blackpool, where she lived happily for the past 16 years.

Indra was an extremely popular member of our zoo family and was well loved by all of our visitors.

Staff and keepers are extremely saddened at her passing. Indra will be missed by us all.

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

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.