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London Zoological Gardens is run by The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), which also runs Whipsnade Wild Animal Park (ZSL Whipsnade Zoo). Located within Regents Park and with its entrance at the north end, this famous 36 acre zoo has been established since 1828. However it wasn't open to the public till 1847. Parking facilities are all around the outer circle of the park via meters or almost opposite the Zoo is the Zoos own dedicated parking. For short stops you will find the meters cheaper but you may have a longish walk to the entrance. 
A leader in conservation many innovations have been born here which have included the first Reptile house (1849), first public Aquarium (1853), first insect house (1881) and the first children's zoo (1938). 
On entry you will be given a leaflet that contains a map of the Zoo, there are also signs all around guiding you in the appropriate direction and if you still need help there's a staffed information booth.  
While the range of animals is varied, some of the larger mammals such as the Elephants have been moved to Whipsnade Wild Animal Park. However the Zoo still has over 12,000 animals and some 650 different species. The Zoo continues to evolve and innovate and some of the latest addictions include the Gorilla kingdom, Meet the Monkeys, Butterfly Paradise and Into Africa. There's also an 'Animals in Action' display with 30 minutes of flying, foraging and leaping action with animals showing their amazing natural skills and abilities.
Within the complex are two snacks restaurants, a fish and chip shop and a smaller kiosk. There is also a gift shop. The childrens zoo has some of the more conventional animals such as donkeys and goats. There is also an area with a small fair ground ride and bouncy castle alongside the butterfly building. The reptiles, insects and fish each have their own dedicated buildings. The Aquarium and reptile house are a series of glass fronted enclosures and tanks, each well lit but within in a darkened room. Many of the mammals have both and outside area and inside area where they can be viewed. All around the zoo are aviarys and enclosures where many types of birds. Next to the Aquarium and again on the far side by the giraffes enclosure are two large aviarys that you can walk through as the birds are free flying around you. You can also walk inside the monkey house but don't get the camera too close to the inmates, they have a habit of snatching the camera right out of your hand. One section is now called 'Into Africa', where animals specific to the region are to be found such as giraffes, Hunting Dogs and Zebras.
 Events take place throughout the day at specific times such as a chance to handle large spiders (under supervision) or watch animals at their feeding times.
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london zoo entrance
Entrance to the Zoo.
village weavers
Village Weaver
main area
first main section
inside the aquarium
reptile house
The reptile house
interior reptile house
inside the reptile house
gaboon viper
Gaboon Viper Snake
african bird safari
African Bird Safari
scarlet ibis
Scarlet Ibis
bearded pigs
bearded pigs
malayan tapir
Malayan Tapir
bactrian camel
Bactrian Camels
pygmy hippopotamus
Pygmy Hippopotamus
rest area
Rest area
bugs building
The Bugs Building.
squirrel monkey
Squirrel Monkey
A Serval
butterfly paradise
Butterfly Paradise
hyacinth macaw
Hyacinth Macaw Parrot
an Emu
lowland anoa
Lowland Anoa
Sulawesi Crested Macaque
Sulawesi Crested Macaque
toco toucan
Toco Toucan
western grey kangaroo
Western Grey Kangaroo
ring tailed lemur
Ring Tailed Lemur
into africa
Into Africa Exhibition
regents canal
Regents Canal
Blue-Winged Kookaburra
Blue-Winged Kookaburra

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