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Exmoor Zoo is both personal and friendly. Open since 1982 it is an ideal family venue, catering particularly for the younger generation. The zoo specialises in unusual animals, many endangered, such as the golden-headed lion tamarins. There are new exhibits for animals such as cheetahs, maned wolves, hunting dogs, pumas and of course the "Exmoor Beast".

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Upfront and personal with many unusual and endangered animals

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Exmoor Zoological Park
South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, BARNSTAPLE, EX31 4SG
Phone : 01598 763352


  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Tarmac paths on hill, no steps
  • Facilities: Mobility scooters available to hire
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year daily, summer 10-6; winter 10-4. Closed 24-26 Dec

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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