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A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Cromer is also home to Amazona Zoo, a South American-themed animal adventure park on the outskirts of town.


ne of the county’s most unique and fun days-out, families can discover over 200 tropical animals set within 15 acres of North Norfolk parkland at Amazona Zoo in Cromer. Home to a wide range of South American wildlife including capuchin and spider monkeys, snakes, otters and tapirs, highlights include a feline forest with ocelot, pumas and jaguar, and a tropical house and spider enclosure with spectacled caiman, anaconda snake and iguanas. Get up close and personal with Brazilian wild animals! There are mara wandering freely, which resemble small deer but, in fact, are related to the guinea pig. Speaking of which, there’s a guinea pig village where you can admire these furry little creatures running around.

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If you’re a bird lover, there are plenty of Chilean flamingos, rheas, parrots, birds of prey and South American wildfowl to see. The wildfowl walk around the flamingo lagoon offers a relaxing stroll, spotting various ducks, swans and birds along the way. The black-necked swan is the largest waterfowl native to South America, and it is quite unlike those that we are used to feeding!

forget to check out the feeding times to watch your favourites have their lunch. Feeling peckish? Enjoy a picnic beside the tapir lookout, head to the Jungle Café for refreshments, or pick up some treats from the gift shop before you go!

There is lots to entertain little visitors including indoor soft play area, Jungle Tumbles, featuring slides, ropes, bridges, tunnels and interactive toys. Plus, outside, there’s a well-equipped play area called Rainforest Springs, with two large jumping pillows for hours of Brazilian bouncing fun!

The zoo is open daily, 10am to 5pm until Tuesday 31st October (it is open 10am to 3.30pm during the autumn/winter season). Adults (£11.50), children aged 4-16 (£8.50), concessions (£10), under 4s (free). Amazona Zoo is on Hall Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9JG.

Visit the education yurt to learn facts about the South American animals in residence. And don’t

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Norfolk on My Mind - Autumn 2017  
Norfolk on My Mind - Autumn 2017  

The Autumn 2017 edition of Norfolk on My Mind Magazine. Cover all of North Norfolk, including Holt, Burnham Market, Sherringham, Cromer, Fak...