Bristol Zoo Gardens is the fifth oldest zoo in the world. It opened our doors to the public on Monday 11th July 1836 and since then has welcomed over 90 million guests. They have helped save over 175 species from extinction in human care and in the wild. The Zoo is currently working on conservation and research projects across the world, from the Phillipines, South Africa as well as projects closer to home on the River Avon. The award-winning education team has taught over 40 million school children the value of nature, wildlife and the impact our society has on the world.