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Banham Zoo is an award-winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country with over 2,000 animals from around the world.
Throughout the day there are plenty of activities to thrill and entertain families, including daily animal feeding talks, ‘Amazing Animals!’ presentations and one of the most exciting ‘Birds of Prey’ displays in the UK! Check out our amazing subtropical house ‘Eureka!’ where free-flying birds and butterflies can be seen amongst the luscious planting. See beautiful big cats such as tigers, snow leopards and cheetahs; spot a huge range of primates including lemurs, monkeys and siamangs or spy some flamboyant feathered friends including flamingos, pheasants, parrots and ibis.
Our new enclosure ‘Penguin Cove’ offers the chance to see some of Africa’s coastal birds up close – including our flock of black-footed penguins who breed regularly here at Banham Zoo. Also coming this summer, the opening of our brand new enclosure for our black-tailed prairie marmots and our new Chilean flamingo lake!
There are also plenty of activities for families to enjoy including our free ‘Safari Roadtrain’, indoor and outdoor play areas, ‘SkyTrek’ (additional charge applies), fun and interactive activities in our ‘Activities & Education Centre’.
As well as all the wonderful things to see and do, the zoo offers an excellent choice of eating facilities, a fantastic gift shop, free car parking, disabled facilities and much more.
Banham Zoo is open daily from 9:30am. For more information and admission rates visit our website www.banhamzoo.co.uk or telephone: 01953 887771.
British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums (BIAZA)
BIAZA is the professional body representing the best zoos and aquariums in Britain and Ireland. Member Collections pride themselves on their excellent animal welfare, education and conservation work. BIAZA supports them in their work and helps promote the work of good zoos and aquariums.
For more information please visit www.biaza.org.uk
European Association of Zoos & Aquaria (EAZA)
EAZA represents and links European zoos and aquaria and members are dedicated to providing their visitors with rewarding experiences and their animals with optimal care. EAZA zoos and aquaria play a vital role in conservation by promoting an increase in public and political awareness of the necessity for conservation and by actively participating in managed breeding programmes.
For more information please visit www.eaza.net
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums is the “umbrella” organisation for the world zoo and aquarium community. Its members include leading zoos and aquariums, and regional and national Associations of Zoos and Aquariums, as well as some affiliate organisations, such as zoo veterinarians or zoo educators, from all around the world. Together they are ‘United for Conservation’
For more information please visit www.waza.org
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on plants and animals that have been globally evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those plants and animals that are facing a higher risk of global extinction (i.e. those listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable).
For more information please visit www.iucnredlist.org
Saola Working Group
The Saola Working Group (SWG) is part of the Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC). The SWG was formed in 2006 in recognition of the need for urgent, coordinated action to save the saola from extinction.
For more information please visit www.savethesaola.org
Cheetah Conservation Botswana
Cheetah Conservation Botswana aims to preserve the cheetah population through scientific research, community outreach and education, working with rural communities to promote coexistence with Botswana’s rich diversity of predator species.
For more information please visit www.cheetahconservationbotswana.org
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, is the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.
For more information please visit www.traffic.org
Lion Guardians is a conservation organization dedicated to finding and enacting long-term solutions for people and lions to coexist across Kenya and Tanzania. Lion Guardians currently trains and supports a team of more than 80 East Africans who are actively protecting lions covering approximately 5,500 sq. kms (1.3 million acres).
For more information please visit lionguardians.org
Save the Rhino
Save the Rhino International’s vision is for all five rhino species to thrive in the wild for future generations. They collaborate with partners to support endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia.
For more information please visit www.savetherhino.org
Sahara Conservation Fund
The mission of the Sahara Conservation Fund is to conserve the wildlife, habitats and other natural resources of the Sahara and its bordering Sahelian grasslands.
For more information please visit www.saharaconservation.org
AEECL is a charitable organisation run by a consortium of European Zoos, working for Madagascar’s highly endangered lemurs through cooperation with the Malagasy people.
For more information please visit www.aeecl.org
Center for African Resource: Animals, Communities & Land Use (CARACAL)
CARACAL is committed to the conservation of wildlife and improving the livelihoods of communities that must live with this resource in Chobe, Botswana. Through a combination of research, outreach and education, they work closely with local communities to secure a sustainable future.
For more information please visit caracal.info
Norfolk + Suffolk Tourist Attractions
Norfolk + Suffolk Tourist Attractions is the trade association for tourist attractions in Norfolk and Suffolk. They work to promote tourism in Norfolk and Suffolk and help their members by developing products and projects that bring mutual benefit.
For more information please visit www.norfolkandsuffolkattractions.co.uk
The Suffolk Coast
The Suffolk Coast is a popular destination for family holidays, nature lovers and beach-goers alike. Plan the perfect holiday with this ultimate Suffolk guide.
For more information please visit www.thesuffolkcoast.co.uk
Visit East Anglia
Visit East Anglia is the region’s official tourism website. It’s time you visited East Anglia. We have everything from beach holidays, rural escapes and cultural experiences all within easy reach.
For more information please visit their website www.visiteastofengland.com
DAYoutWITHtheKIDS.co.uk – is an easy to use website for finding places to visit with your family all over the UK. Searchable by age of kids, county, town, postcode and indoor or outdoor attraction.
Things to do with kids in Suffolk on Day Out With The Kids.
Natural World Art Group
NWAG is growing steadily to become one of the leading wildlife art groups in the UK and welcomes all ‘wildlife and the living world’ artists from novice to seasoned professional, whether locally based or from further afield to participate.
For more information please visit www.naturalworldartgroup.co.uk
Applewood Countryside Park
Applewood Countryside Park is located in the beautiful area of South Norfolk and offers some great facilities for a relaxing break in the countryside. The park is adjacent to one of the country’s most exciting wildlife attractions, Banham Zoo and is ideally situated to explore the many attractions and picturesque landscapes of Norfolk and Suffolk. A quiet, family-friendly caravan park and campsite, it caters for touring caravans, motor homes, tents and offers a number of cosy glamping pods for those who prefer camping with the comforts of home!
For more information please visit their website www.applewoodholidays.co.uk
Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
What better way could there be than to spend a day out with your family at Norfolk’s Top Family Attraction Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure? Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure offers a fun-packed day of thrills and spills for children of all ages, there’s something for every member of the family. As well as confronting our impressive dinosaurs, you can take part in a Scavenger Hunt, Track-T-Rex, ride on our Raptor Racers, dig for fossils, follow the Dinosaur Trail and visit ‘Dinomite’ our new Indoor Play area – and that’s just for starters. You can also get a bite to eat at Dippy’s Diner or Dinomite Café and visit the superb Gift Shop. Dinosaur Adventure is open daily from 9:30am except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
For more information and admission rates visit our website www.roarrdinosauradventure.co.uk or telephone: 01603 876310
Heritage Horses are passionate about heavy horses, particularly conserving promoting the Suffolk Punch, the oldest and rarest of the heavy horse breeds in Great Britain. The Heritage Horse team actively work to keep alive the skills and traditions of heavy horsemanship.
For more information please visit their website www.heritage-horses.co.uk or telephone: 01953 887193.
Social networking for horse lovers that allows you to meet with other horse enthusiasts and share the fantastic diversity of horse experiences, photos and videos.
For more information please visit www.troton.com
Institute for Breeding Rare and Endangered African Mammals (IBREAM)
IBREAM’s mission and passion is to protect endangered African mammals from extinction. This is a commitment they share with a number of other conservation groups who do wonderful and essential work in conserving the habitats of these precious species. By saving their target species, they assist in preserving the global biodiversity, and this is crucial for the long term existence of the planet and its people.
For more information on this conservation project, visit www.ibream.org