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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo Gardens is the fifth oldest zoo in the world. We opened our doors to the public on Monday 11th July 1836 and since then we have welcomed over 90 million guests to our Zoo. We have helped save over 175 species from extinction in human care and in the wild. We're currently working on conservation and research projects across the world, from the Phillipines, South Africa and back to our very own door step, the River Avon. Our award-winning education team has taught over 40 million school children the value of nature, wildlife and the impact our society has on the world.

Did you know?

Midge burgers

So many midges emerge in the rainy season from Lake Victoria, that they are made into burgers for humans!

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