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Wow! 175

2011 was Bristol Zoo's 175th anniversary. To celebrate we hosted a whole series of unique events all year! Including...

Wow! Gorillas

Image of one of the Wow! GorillasWow! Gorillas brought a world class mass public art event to the streets and parks of Bristol this summer. 

This unique event in partnership with Bristol City Council and Wild in Art, attracted tourists to Bristol as well as encouraged residents to see their city afresh, encouraging exploration of Bristol and all it has to offer.

Wow! Gorillas



Wow! Walk of Fame

Bill Bailey with his Walk of Fame plaqueThe Bristol Walk of Fame has just opened at Bristol Zoo, celebrating 49 of the city’s most renowned people, places and icons from across the historic, creative, sporting and wildlife spectrum.

The Bristol Walk of Fame is a trail of specially-designed plaques within the grounds of the Zoo, with each plaque bearing the names of the famous inductees.

See how many you can spot on your next visit to the Zoo!

More on the Walk of Fame here

What is Wow! 175?

Throughout 2011 we celebrated our landmark birthday – a major achievement that makes us the oldest Zoo outside of a capital city! Bristol Zoo has always been an integral part of Bristol and we are planning an exciting series of events.

Businesses, communities, charities and conservation and education establishments are being invited to partner with the Zoo on our Wow projects.

Click here for a more detailed background of Wow! 175