Summer fun for animals and visitors in Bristol

18th Aug 2016

Elephants Janu and M'Changa cooling off in their pool at Noah's Ark this week.

Summer has well and truly delivered this week at Noah's Ark, with our animals making the most of warm, sunny days.. and playing up for the visitors!

Wednesday saw our cheeky African elephants Janu and M'Changatake a dip in their private swimming pool to get out of the heat of the day.. and take great delight in splashing visitors by swinging their trunks through the water! Not that the crowd of amused public minded, leaving the park with a great story to tell their friends.

Visitors to the park have been soaking up the sun, whilst enjoying the range of attractions and events within our 100 acre park. Our popular Elephant Trail continues until Saturday 3rd September, so if you haven't seen Europe's largest elephant art trail you've still got time.

Showcasing elephant models designed by musician Joss Stone and reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, our Elephant Trail is run in partnership with the important elephant-conservation charity Elephant Parade, with the aim of raising awareness about the challenges facing African and Asian elephants in the wild and supporting key projects.

Celebrating over a decade working with the Reptile Zone in Bristol to produce our Reptile Fortnight event, this years Shows from the 1st t0 13th August were a huge success - safely introducing our visitors to some of the world's deadliest snakes and reptiles and expelling unhelpful myths and fears about them in the process. We're all about bringing people close to nature and educating them in the process!

A Spectacled bear hanging out in a tree to keep cool at the zoo.

In fact, we love providing fun learning experiences for you - our daily educational keeper talks are a fun way to widen your knowledge regarding our amazing animals. Visit us during the summer holidays and our experts will tell you all about reptiles, big cats, elephants, giraffes and more, so make sure you take a look at our event timetable and head to the location in time for the talk. With a couple of weeks left of the school summer holidays, now's the perfect time to visit the South West's biggest zoo either for the first time, or for a repeat visit if it's been a while. With 15 indoor and outdoor adventure play zones, daily bumpy tractor rides out across the farm with stunning views and the biggest, most exotic animals in the region we're sure you'll have a fantastic day out in Bristol. We're pleased to offer discounted Day Tickets online to make booking your visit easier - visit our online shop to get yours today. As usual, we're open Monday - Saturday 10:30am - 5pm - come and see us!

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