Hamerton Zoo Park

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Hamerton Zoo
Date opened15 June 1990
LocationHamerton, Cambridgeshire, England
Coordinates52°24′32″N 0°19′41″W / 52.409°N 0.328°W / 52.409; -0.328Coordinates: 52°24′32″N 0°19′41″W / 52.409°N 0.328°W / 52.409; -0.328
Land area25 acres[1]
MembershipsEAZA[2][failed verification]
Major exhibitsCats, Primates and Birds

Hamerton Zoo Park is situated in Hamerton, near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire, England.


Planning permission for change of use from agricultural land to a zoo was granted in 1988 with the park opening on 15 June 1990.[3] The zoo has two large wind turbines to provide power for the park erected during the second half of November 2012; the zoo was described as being the "most environmentally-friendly zoo in Europe" in 2014.[4] An application for two 50 kW turbines was turned down in August 2015 by Huntingdonshire District Council.[5]


The zoo has a conservation sanctuary[6] which has a collection of nearly 100 different species including rare / endangered animals and birds.[7]

Tiger incident[edit]

The park was evacuated on the morning of 29 May 2017 after what was described as a ‘serious incident’. It was later confirmed that zoo-keeper, Rosa King, age 34, had been killed in the tiger enclosure at about 11:15am that day.[8]


  1. ^ "Win A Family Pass To Hamerton Zoo Park". Heart Cambridge. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  2. ^ "EAZA Member Zoos & Aquariums". eaza.net. European Association of Zoos and Aquaria. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Hamerton Zoo Park - Animal Park Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire". www.hamertonzoopark.com. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  4. ^ "Opus Energy works with Europe's most environmentally friendly zoo". opusenergy.com. 2015. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  5. ^ Lamy, Shailesh (2015). "Shailesh Vara calls for more time to consult on Hamerton Zoo Park wind turbine appeal - Peterborough Telegraph". peterboroughtoday.co.uk. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  6. ^ "BBC - Heating bills rise as cold weather hits wildlife parks". BBC News. London: BBC. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Hamerton Zoo Park - Animal Park Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire". www.hamertonzoopark.com. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  8. ^ "Hamerton Zoo tiger death: Police are now investigating". BBC News. 2017-05-31. Retrieved 2017-05-31.

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