For my birthday I decided to have a day out at the zoo with the child because you can never be to old to to go to the zoo. I had never heard of hamerton zoo which is surprising as it’s less than an 1 half hours away from where we live.
Hamerton is a fairy new zoo only opening to the public in 1990 previously it was a private collection. It is a lovely little zoo which is constantly changing and adding animals which is great because it gives us a reason to visit again in the future.
The zoo has a range of animals over its 20 acres mainly small mammals and birds but quite a few animal species that I hadn’t seen in larger zoos.
My highlight of the day was definitely seeing the tigers the zoo has both bengal tigers including white bengals and the rare Malaysian tiger. We where very lucky to get a close up view of both types of tiger in the New in enclosure built in 2014 called land of the tiger where you can view these beautiful cats through glass window. The zoo has made sure that the cats still have plenty of room to escape from the public eye. Just a few other breeds of cats at the zoo include cheetahs, Canadian lynx and servals.
I loved the layout of the zoo with all the enclosures being fairy close together but they where a good size For the animals which is definitely what you want to see, it’s so important that zoos keep there animals happy. Another great reason to visit hamerton is that it’s the greenest zoo in Europe it has two turbines and solar p-v arrays which both help to power the zoo this is something the zoo is very keen to educate the public on.
Overall hamerton zoo is definitely somewhere we will be visiting again in the future several enclosures where being rebuilt so I would love to see them when they are finished. Maybe next time we will visit at the weekend or during the school holidays so we can ride on the Bella-tori train Eva would absolutely love this ! .