Blackpool Zoo is a 32-acre (13 ha) zoo, owned by Bruno Ragun and located in the sea-side resort of Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It provides a home to over 1,350 animals from all over the world. The zoo has recently changed ownership twice ? once in 2003, and again in 2007, resulting in continued investment each year.
The zoo opened in 1972 on a site which had previously been the Stanley Park Aerodrome.
2005 saw the opening of the 'Dinosaur Safari', a walkthrough exhibition featuring models of 32 life-size dinosaurs around a trail. "Amazonia" opened in 2006. This is a walk-through enclosure of South American animals and birds including squirrel monkeys.
Giraffes were re-introduced to the zoo in 2008, after an absence of fourteen years, and over ?0.5m was invested in the new giraffe house and pens.