Welsh Mountain Zoo
The Welsh Mountain Zoo is also known as the National Zoo of Wales, the oldest and most established Zoo in Wales having been born as a small family run business by the Jackson family in 1963.
The Welsh Mountain Zoo is set on one of the most picturesque and unique landscapes for any UK Zoo, the Welsh Mountain Zoo occupies some 37 acres of lush green landscape overlooking Colwyn Bay and the Carneddau mountains in North Wales. With over 140 species housed in our wonderful collection, to date we have welcomed over eight million visitors through our gates. We are passionate about our Zoo and the animals that live here with us. Conservation remains at the heart of our ethos, and the future survival of animals and their habitats continues to drive us ever forward. Whilst we want all our visitors to experience and enjoy everything the Zoo has to offer, we also want to share and raise awareness of some critical messages surrounding wildlife, the environment and the impact our actions have on the wider world. Many animal species are endangered, often as a direct result of human interference. We pride ourselves on our captive breeding programmes, and contribution towards in situ conservation projects, which work to create insurance populations and conserve natural habitats. The Welsh Mountain Zoo is part of the National Zoological Society of Wales, a non-profit making organisation. Its aim is to inform and educate people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds about wildlife and conservation.