The Zoo Guide Directory


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

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Cardigan Wildlife Park Guide - Heron among the water reeds.

Chessington Zoo Guide 1966 - Zebras Chester Zoo Guide 1961 - Polar Bears. Chestnut Centre Guide 2004 - Otters, Polecat and European Eagle Owl. Colchester Zoo Guide 1985 - Orangutan Combe Martin Wildlife Guide 2004 - Montage of Park’s animals and sites. Cotswold Falconry Centre 2006 - Harlan's Hawk.
Cardigan Wildlife Park (1978 - 1988) Chessington Zoo (1931 - ) Chester Zoo (1931 - ) Chestnut Centre (1984 - 2017) Colchester Zoo (1963 - ) Combe Martin (1986 - ) Cotswold Falconry Centre (1988 - )
Cotswold Wildlife Guide 1971 - Canada Geese.

Cricket St. Thomas Wild Life Park Guide - Baby Kinkajou and child.

Cromer Zoo Guide - African Lion.

Curraghs Wildlife Park Guide 1975 - Flamingos

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Dartmoor Wildlife Park Guide 1978 - Barn Owl.

Drayton Manor Park Zoo Guide 1985 - Scene from the Theme Park.

Dudley Zoo Guide 1938 - Elephant ride.

Cotswold Wildlife Park (1970 - ) Cricket St. Thomas (1967 - 2010) Cromer Zoo (1962 - 1975) Curraghs Wildlife Park (1965 - ) Dartmoor Zoological Park (1968 - ) Drayton Manor Park (1960 - ) Dudley Zoo (1937 - )

The guides may also be viewed by year:

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1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 19391940
1941 1942194319441945 1946 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 2018

The initial images are from the web author's own collection, to date around 750 guides from over 100 establishments 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.