Zoo Updates

Whichever day you visit Bristol Zoo, there's always lots to see and do! Be sure to see our extra activities and events here.

We're open 364 days a year, so from time to time we may need to temporarily close areas of the Zoo to keep everything looking great all year long.

What are we working on?


6th March

The Lorikeets are off show today as we are working on their enclosure. Forest of Birds will remain open with guests being able to exit through the half-way exit.


The water in Splash will be turned off during the winter period.

Flamingo Aviary

Saturday 24th February – Friday 12th March

The netting in our flamingo aviary is going to be replaced. During this time the flamingos will be off show.

Lemur Walkthrough

12th March – Thurs 22nd March

The netting in our Lemur Walkthrough is going to be replaced. It wasn’t going to be open to Guests until Easter anyway, but we thought you’d like to know what’s happening!

Avian Flu

A strain of avian influenza has been found in wild birds in the UK, including recent discoveries in wild birds Warwickshire and Dorset.

In order to reduce the risk of the disease coming to Bristol Zoo Gardens and affecting both Zoo birds and wildfowl, if you keep poultry at home, or have recently visited a site with poultry, we kindly ask you to wear different footwear when visiting us.

This disease is highly infectious to our birds and is most likely to be spread by contact with infected wild birds or poultry, in particular their faeces and contamination of footwear, equipment and feeders.

We have the following measures in place at the Zoo:

  • Our walkthrough aviaries, including flamingos; Seal and Penguin Coasts and Forest of Birds, remain open to guests as usual and have disinfectant mats in place. Please make sure that you walk along the mats when you enter and exit the walkthroughs.
  • We are restricting the amount of vehicle movement on site, where possible.
  • Staff, especially those caring for our Zoo birds, are wearing plastic overshoes or clean boots and are changing these each time they enter a different aviary .
  • Anyone carrying out an animal experience at Bristol Zoo will either have their boots disinfected or will be provided with clean boots.
  • We are discouraging the feeding of wild birds on site.

Public Health England advises that the risk to public health is very low, and the Food Standards Agency has said there is no food safety risk for UK consumers.

We thank you for your cooperation and patience. 


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