Welcome…. to Zoorassic Park plus London Zoo – ZSL London Zoo

Welcome…. To London Zoo for a limited time this summer (22 July – 3 September 2017) London Zoo will take you on a journey to travel back in time to see dinosaurs. Grab your field journal before entering upon the time travel tunnel London Zoo “you built a time machine….. out of a” tunnel and get ready to track down some of the most biggest and fiercest animals that ever walked the earth over 65 million years back to the Mesozoic period. On your roaring adventure you will discover many real dinosaurs (animatronic) from a Quetzalcoatlus to a T-Rex. Kids will say “It’s it’s a dinosaur!!” and adults will say back best “get used to these dinosaurs kids” and another kid might sayhow do you know they’re all female? Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs’ skirts?”

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Then travel into the future and become an Archaeologists and discover old skeleton bones from now extinct animals such as the tiger and rhino then jump back to the present day.

When you go to London Zoo no need to travel “88 mph” as this popped up dinosaur zoo enclosure will be running up till 3 September 2017.

Will you want to “travel back to the future” for real though!

Apart from the popped up Zoorassic Dinosaur Park at London Zoo there is so much more to see from many other animals such as monkeys, gorillas, pygmy hippos, penguins, tigers etc. The best enclosures in my opinion is ‘penguin beach’ with such a massive space for the penguins to roam and swim and the ‘Land of the Lions’ enclosure with so many areas for the lions to play, eat and chill. Talking about eating and chilling there is five places to grab a bite from seasonal meals (Terrace Restaurant) to an ice-cream (Beach Hut). There are also many shops to buy various merchandise from such as toys to clothes.

London Zoo is part of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) does not just have zoo’s for our enjoyment but they help keep the ever disappearing animals stay present. They have a breeding program which they have to try and stop the endangered species from become extinct. They even release some animals back into the wild. Without affects like ZSL there probably would not be many of these animals from tigers to rhinos left roaming the world. With every ticket purchase your money goes towards ZSL.

Plus if you are a real animal lover and would love to get even closer to the animals and not just view from a distance through the cage/window of the enclosure you can pay extra for an animal encounter.  Proceeds go towards ZSL project.  I have done many encounters in the past at London Zoo from penguins to giraffes which have all been animaltastic with the staff all being really friendly and knowledgeable.

For this time around as it was my birthday my husband Jason paid for me to have an animal encounter with the adorable squirrel monkeys in the ‘Rainforest Life enclosure’.  I got to feed them sweet corn out of my hand. They were so gentle and very inquisitive. However they just suck out the corn and spit or throw the outer casing of the corn onto the floor or um your head. However you might have to share with some other paying guests as this encounter takes up to six. On this occasion it was a full house and with us all being adults I feel the area we stood was far too small for us all to have individual times with the monkeys as we was all trying to squeeze pass each other and get to the monkeys to feed them as there was only about four interested monkeys that wanted to eat that time.

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For entrance prices, encounter prices, opening times plus talks & feeding times of animals in and around the park go to www.zsl.org/zsl-london

Can you figures out which quotes came from the movie ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Jurassic Kingdom’?

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