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Bristol to Have Revolutionary Zoo

A revolutionary style zoo is being developed near Bristol.

The National Wildlife Conservation Park is intending to recreate threatened habitats from around the world.

Science today is capable of reconstructing these habitats, and Dr Jo Gipps from the Conservation Park says “Visitors can believe they are in the actual ecosystems.”

Among the threatened creatures which will benefit from all this, and therefore will be able to be seen in natural conditions, are Sumatran tigers and manatees.

Bristol already has the second oldest zoo in Britain, and this will obviously be an important addition to the city’s provision of tourist attractions, as well as providing the possibility of much serious research.

The cost of the Wildlife Park is estimated to be around 50 million.

It is expected to draw in excess of 600,000 visitors per year, and should be ready to open in 2011.