Video:Profile of the London Zoowith Milo De Prieto
The London Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world, and is part of London's Regents Park. Learn more about the London Zoo, including what to see there and when to visit.See Transcript
Transcript:Profile of the London Zoo
Hello, I'm Milo for About.com and today in Go London we're talking about the London Zoo.
History of the London Zoo
The London Zoo opened in 1828 to allow the Zoological Society of London to observe wildlife. Covering 36 acres on one side of Regents Park, it is open all year round. Check online for a complete schedule and list of events.
Visit the Aquarium and Reptile House at the London Zoo
When you enter you come to the aquarium -- the London Zoo actually coined the term. Inside are tanks dedicated to various habitats and opportunities to learn about conservation and sea life.
Next door is the Reptile House and across the way is the Gorilla Kingdom. To get in you get to pass through a bird paddock, before you get to see the monkeys and very great apes. But they don't have only exotic animals, there are the bearded pigs on the way to the llamas.
Other Sites to See at the London Zoo
And of course the lions and big cats will draw your attention. The best time to see them is the morning at opening. There are shows at the amphitheater, shopping in Barclay court, and places to eat, as well as Penguin Beach. Check online for their feeding times if you want to see them in action. And these are just the highlights.
There is the Outback paddock, Komodo Dragons, Camels, Giraffes, Bugs, Butterfly Paradise, Rainforest Life, Into Africa, and Snowdon Aviary among many other sites and things to see and do.
Visiting the London Zoo During Christmas
Also, if you're visiting towards Christmas you can visit with Santa and his reindeer.You can buy tickets at the gate or online and give yourself lots of time to enjoy one of London's premier attractions.
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