About the Zoo

Opened in 1991, Blackbrook Zoological Park is the largest bird park in the UK. Set in over 30 acres of Staffordshire countryside, with stunning views from every angle, the park is a haven for over 300 species of birds and animals. The vast collection at Blackbrook attracts visitors every year from all over the world to view the many species and the beautifully landscaped areas that have been lovingly created.

The park has grown immensely in recent years and boasts many large and modern exhibits. New areas include the very colourful pink aviary with it’s collection of flamingos, spoonbills and scarlet ibises. Another new exhibit is the indoor free flight aviary where visitors can enjoy many species flying above their heads.

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Also at Blackbrook is one of the finest penguin enclosures in Europe with its underwater viewing cave and raised walkways. Blackbrook is home to many small mammals including meerkats, lemurs, tamarind monkeys, Visayan warty pigs, wallabies and giant tortoises, and some larger mammals, such as the Damara zebra, Sitatunga, Nilgai, and blackbuck antelope.

Conservation is extremely important at Blackbrook and the team are very proud of their achievements in breeding some of the rarest birds on the planet. Recent successes include the first UK breeding of the marabou stork and boat billed herons. Other successes include the breeding of the rare secretary bird and American white ibis.

We hope that you like what you have read about us and very much look forward to welcoming you at the park.

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