7. Find the “Exmoor Beast” at Exmoor Zoo
The Exmoor Beast is a famous black cat said to roam
Exmoor National Park, a region in North Devon and Somerset. The moorlands, rolling
hills and jagged cliffs make it a spooky setting for such a
creature. The large cat has had many apparent sightings and is
said to have tormented farmers and cattle over decades. One
theory is that a wealthy animal owner released a range of
illegal animals onto Exmoor - and the black cat survived!
Exmoor Zoo, in North Devon, has played on the Exmoor Beast story,
branding themselves as owning the beast itself - the black
leopard! In fact the zoo has the only pair of black leopards on
exhibit in the UK!
They are also the home of cheetahs, wolves, African wild dogs,
wallabies, lynx, singing dogs, reindeer, a great number of
monkeys, a wide range of birds of all sizes and types, snakes,
tortoise, reptiles, bugs and much more!
Talks and feeds take place from 10.30am to 4.30pm every day so
the whole family can learn about many of the animals from the
Then for Half Term, they will be embracing Halloween with a
Spook-tacular event, with an additional education dungeon, extra
quizzes at the talks, and children in fancy dress receive
Guests in our North Devon hotels receive 15% off entry