Whipsnade Zoo

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Friday 22nd July 1994

Whipsnade Wild Animal Park is located on a stunning 150 hectare site on the ridge above Dunstable Downs. It is run by the Zoological Society of London and houses 2,500 animals of over 100 species. The zoo relies almost entirely on visitors for its income and support.

The paid staff is assisted by 58 trained volunteers who provide commentary on the train and man the information centre and touch-tables.

The breeding program includes Bennett's Wallaby, Humboldt's Penguin, and ten of the fifteen species of crane.

The design of the park does not lend itself to close-up views of most of the animals/p>

The highlight of the visit was the elephants playing in their pond exhibiting lots of natural behaviour.

The collection includes

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