|Location||Kessingland, Suffolk, UK|
|Land area||80 acres (32 ha) |
|Memberships||WAZA, EAZA, BIAZA|
|Major exhibits||Plains of Africa, Farmyard|
Africa Alive! is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).
Suffolk Wildlife Park was acquired by Banham Zoo in 1991 with the idea of creating an animal park hosting some animals bred in their zoo, without having to transfer them long distances. The theme of `animals from the African continent' was decided upon when the park was created. On Tuesday 21 March 2006, the Park officially rebranded as Africa Alive!
Africa Alive! is an African themed zoo, and has the following species:
Primates: Mongoose Lemur, Sclater's Lemur, Common Chimpanzee, Vervet Monkey, King Colobus, Black Lemur, Ring-tailed Lemur, Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur, Crowned Lemur, Red-bellied Lemur.
Other Mammals: Fossa, African Crested Porcupine, Aardvark, Meerkat, Short-clawed Otter, Straw-coloured Fruit Bat, Malagasy Giant Jumping Rat, Cameroon Sheep, Somali Black-headed Sheep, Striped Hyena, Somali Wild Ass, Congo Buffalo, African Lion, Barbary Sheep, Southern White Rhinoceros, Serval, Reticulated Giraffe, Blesbok, Chapman's Zebra, Domestic Water Buffalo, Ankole Cattle, Sitatunga, Lowland Nyala, Nile Lechwe, Kafue Flats Lechwe, Rock Hyrax, African Pygmy Goat, Domestic Rabbit, Guinea Pig.
Birds: Greater Flamingo, Grey Crowned Crane, Demoiselle Crane, White Stork, Helmeted Guineafowl, White-faced Scops Owl, Kenyan Eagle Owl, African Grey Parrot, Greater Vasa Parrot, Milky Eagle Owl, Egyptian Vulture, Hamerkop, Black-masked Lovebird, Superb Starling, Ostrich.
Reptiles and Invertebrates: Royal Python, Giant African Land Snail, Madagascan Hissing Cockroach, Plated Liard, Leopard Tortoise, Spur-thighed Tortoise.
- Visit Suffolk - Africa Alive - Lowestoft
- "Zoos and Aquariums of the World". waza.org. WAZA. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
- "EAZA Member Zoos & Aquariums". eaza.net. EAZA. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
- "BIAZA Zoos and Aquariums". biaza.org.uk. BIAZA. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
- Africa Alive website
- Zoos-UK.com - Africa Alive (Suffolk Wildlife Park)
- Animal attractions, Africa Alive. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
Media related to Africa Alive! at Wikimedia Commons
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