The Zoo Guide Directory


A selection of images of covers of UK zoo guides held in the Zoo Guide Directory.

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Padstow 1983 - The Flamingo Pool

Paignton Zoo Guide 1952 - Leopard, Giraffe, Asian Elephant, Toucan, Crocodile

Paradise Park Guide 1979 - Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Paradise Park Guide 2008 - Montage of the Park’s animals and activities

Paultons Park Zoo Guide 1984 - Eagle Owl

Penscynor Wildlife Park Guide 1976 - Chilean Flamingos.

Pensthorpe Wildfowl Guide 1989 - King Eider

Padstow Bird Garden (1970 - 1991) Paignton Zoo (1923 - ) Paradise Park (1973 - ) Paradise Wildlife Park (1986 - ) Paultons (1983 - ) Penscynor (1971 - 1998) Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park (1988 - )

Plymouth Aquarium Guide 1935 - The Aquarium Building

Plymouth Zoo - African Lion, Giraffe, Leopard, Tiger and Penguin.

Poole Aquarium Guide 1983 - Lemon Shark and Mississippi Alligator.

Port Lympne 1977 - Port Lympne House

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Riber Castle Wildlife Park Guide 1966 - Red Deer

The Tropical Bird Gardens - Rode - Red & Yellow Macaw.
Plymouth Aquarium (1888 - 1998) Plymouth Zoo (1962 - 1978) Poole Aquarium (1976 - 2002) Port Lympne (1974 - ) Riber Castle Wildlife Park (1963 - 2000) Rode Bird Garden (1962 - 2001)

The guides may also be viewed by year:

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1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937193819391940
1941 19421943194419451946 1947 1948 1949 1950
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

The initial images are from the web author's own collection, to date around 700 guides have been included. To view the latest additions to the Directory, see: new additions.

The aims of this collection are given elsewhere.

The dates of zoos and wildlife parks opening and closing comes from a multitude of sources, although opening dates are usually derived from a zoo guide. The dating of guides is discussed elsewhere.

All copyrights in the above images are owned by the respective owners.