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Bristol Zoo offers the trip of a lifetime to Madagascar - 30/05/12

Spaces are still available on a trip of a lifetime to discover rare lemurs and the unique wildlife of Madagascar.

The Zoo has teamed up with Reef & Rainforest Tours to offer an enthralling and unique trip to experience the 'Lemurs of the Lost World'.

A ring-tailed lemur with babyTravelers will see first-hand lush green rainforests, semi-arid sandstone landscapes, transitional forest and unique spiny forest and have the opportunity to see wild lemurs, chameleons, birds and unusual invertebrate creatures such as the giraffe-necked weevil and flatid bug.  

The trip departs on October 7, 2012, and includes visiting Mantadia National Park to search for lemur species such as diademed sifaka and black and white ruffed lemurs, and Ranomafana National Park where guests may catch a glimpse of the very rare golden bamboo lemur.

The tour will be in a group of around 10 people, led by an experienced local Malagasy Naturalist Guide ably assisted by Bristol Zoo's Education Manager, Dave Naish. It lasts for 17 days, including three days of leisure time by the Indian Ocean for coral reef snorkeling and relaxation.

Dave Naish said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts or for those looking for a memorable trip with a difference. Madagascar is a truly unique destination brimming with nature and boasting exceptional views of the natural word.”

If you're looking to take part in a trip of a lifetime, surrounded by magnificent landscapes and some of the most endangered species on the planet, then this is for you.

For more information and to book call 01803 866 965 or email



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  • Bristol Zoo is open from 9am every day except Christmas Day. 
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  • Bristol Zoo is involved with more than 100 co-ordinated breeding programmes for threatened wildlife species. 
  • Itemploys over 150 full and part-time staff to care for the animals and run a successful visitor attraction to support its conservation and education work. 
  • Bristol Zoo supports – through finance and skill sharing - 15 projects in the UK and abroad that conserveand protectsome of the world’s most endangered species.
  • In 2011 Bristol Zoo celebrated its 175th birthday. Over that past 175 years, the Zoo has brought six generations of Bristolians closer to wildlife, helped save over 175 species from extinction, established over 30 field conservation and research programmes all over the world, showed 40 millionschool-aged children the wonder of nature and given more than 90 million visitors a wonderful day out.
  • In 2010 Bristol Zoo Gardens set up a Conservation Fund to raise vital funds to help care for threatened animals and plants – both in the Zoo and through the conservation work we do in the UK and around the world.
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