Milestones

Take a look back at just some of the many remarkable animals, conservation achievements, firsts, innovations, partnerships, friends, and advocates that have made Banham Zoo what it is now.

1968

1971

1975

Silvery Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix poeppigii) & Silvery Langur (Trachypithecus cristatus) first birth in the UK

1979

In June 1979, South Norfolk MP John MacGregor opens a new lecture hall at Banham Zoo

1981

Zoo Fed award for 'outstanding breeding success with marmosets & tamarins'

1983

1989

Black-footed Cat (Felis nigripes) first birth in the UK

1990

TV presenter Johnny Morris opens a new bird garden in April 1990.

1997

1998

2003

2004

Our Animal Training & Presentation department was formed and shows started in May 2004.

2008

2009

2011

2013

Eureka!, our sub tropical house opens

2015

Our new penguin enclosure "Penguin Cove" opens.

2018

Our new sea lion enclosure "Sea Lion Bay" opens.