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Lions and tigers and meerkats; oh my!
id you know that the film We Bought a Zoo starring Matt Damon is based on real events? Dartmoor Zoological Park in Devon was bought by a family who carried out major refurbishment work. The story behind it inspired a book, a BBC documentary, and most recently the Hollywood film.
Explore this feel-good story for yourself in the heart of Devon’s countryside. On the southern tip of Dartmoor National Park, it’s a place where little ones can make friends with exotic animals from all corners of the world.
The residents are the star attraction, especially if you like your big cats, along with meerkats, monkeys and all kinds of weird and wonderful reptiles and bugs.
Want to get even closer? The zoo holds family experiences too. You can help feed the otters, watch the lions and tigers tuck in to lunch and ooh and ahh at falconry displays.