Linton Zoo Gardens, emphasis is on conservation and education whilst providing an enjoyable family day out.
At Linton Zoo emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing an enjoyable family outing. There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Binturongs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others.
In January 1972 we moved from Bishops Stortford, Herts where we had a thriving pet shop and zoo suppliers business, to Linton where we could establish a centre for breeding wildlife. Our large private collection of exotic species and the stock left unsold at our shop when we moved, formed the nucleus of our present day collection.
The Ignorance and greed of our own human race has driven many species of wildlife to extinction. Mainly through over-hunting and the destruction and alteration of natural habitats. We have always believed that the destruction of natural habitats will continue and the rate of extinction will increase until man realises his error. Man is destroying the tropical forests at an alarming rate - an area three times the size of Switzerland is lost every year. during the 'great dying' of the dinosaurs the extinction rate was a possible one species per thousand years; today it is estimated at one species per day, a shameful increase brought about by our own human race