Africa Alive!

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Africa Alive!
Africa alive logo.png
Location Kessingland, Suffolk, UK
Coordinates 52°25′7.5″N 1°42′19″E / 52.418750°N 1.70528°E / 52.418750; 1.70528Coordinates: 52°25′7.5″N 1°42′19″E / 52.418750°N 1.70528°E / 52.418750; 1.70528
Land area 80 acres (32 ha) [1]
Memberships WAZA,[2] EAZA,[3] BIAZA[4]
Major exhibits Plains of Africa, Farmyard
Website www.africa-alive.co.uk

Africa Alive!, formerly known as Suffolk Wildlife Park, is a zoo located in Kessingland, Suffolk, UK. It is situated off the A12 at Kessingland 2 miles (3 km) south of Lowestoft.[5]

Africa Alive! is part of the Zoological Society of East Anglia, a registered charity, and a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA).

History[edit]

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.[6] 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! along with Banham Zoo became a charity in 2013 under the Zoological Society of East Anglia.

Animals[edit]

Africa Alive! is an African themed zoo, and has the following species:[7]

Primates:

Other mammals:

Birds:

Reptiles and invertebrates:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Visit Suffolk - Africa Alive - Lowestoft Archived March 28, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Zoos and Aquariums of the World". waza.org. WAZA. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "EAZA Member Zoos & Aquariums". eaza.net. EAZA. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "BIAZA Zoos and Aquariums". biaza.org.uk. BIAZA. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Africa Alive website
  6. ^ Zoos-UK.com - Africa Alive (Suffolk Wildlife Park)
  7. ^ Animal attractions Archived May 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine., Africa Alive. Retrieved 2013-02-05.

External links[edit]

Media related to Africa Alive! at Wikimedia Commons