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05 / 12 / 2017
Wild Place Project welcomes 200,000th visitor of the year


 It marks a major milestone in the remarkable story of Wild Place Project, which opened its doors for the first time just four years ago.
 
The wildlife park has seen visitor numbers grow from 69,000 in its first year to 160,000 last year and to more than 200,000 this year.
 
Wild Place Project, which stands off Junction 17 of the M5 near Cribbs Causeway, first opened its doors in 2013 and is set in glorious woodlands and has scores of animals.
 
They include three giraffe which arrived at the wild life park earlier this summer and can be seen in their £1 million purpose built house.
 
Wild Place Project is also home to cheetahs, wolves, lemurs, zebra, okapi,  gelada monkeys and many more wonderful species.
 
Wendy Walton, director of commercial operations, said: “For us to have attracted more than 200,000 in one year for the first time is a huge achievement and a significant milestone.
 
“People love coming here and return again and again because they know Wild Place Project is constantly evolving.”
 
The estate on which the Wild Place Project stands was bought by Bristol Zoo from the family of the aviation pioneer George White who founded the Bristol Aircraft Company.
 
Its former farm buildings were turned into a reception, shop, café and offices while a barn became a covered play area.
 
Wild Place Project also includes extensive woods that contain some lovely walking routes and the beautiful Tower Meadow, home to a 178-year-old stone built tower.