Exmoor Zoo

“Upfront and personal with many unusual and endangered animals” - VisitEngland Assessor


Barnstaple, Devon

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Home of the “Exmoor Beast”, the zoo’s black leopards!<br /><br />Handling sessions, talks and encounters every half hour (or more) from 10.30 to 4.00 in the summer. Stroke & feed our wallabies, hold a snake or hairy spider and see some amazingly rare animals such as binturong, fanaloka, tayra, singing dogs, cheetah, margay.<br /><br />A unique zoo in natural surroundings! Ideal for all generations, visit and relax or be entertained by a family run, family attraction that supports worldwide conservation on Exmoor.

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Exmoor Zoo
Exmoor Zoo, Twitchen Lane, South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, BARNSTAPLE, Devon, EX31 4SG


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: https://www.exmoorzoo.co.uk/plan-your-visit/opening-times

About the area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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