Sunday, May 01, 2005

Whipsnade Wild Animal Park

Formerly known as Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade Wild Animal Park is set in 600-acres of Chiltern parkland on Dunstable Downs.

Whipsnade is home to over 2,500 wild animals many of which are free to wander in large paddocks, emulating their natural habitat. Lions, tigers, rhinos and bears can be seen in almost natural conditions.

Whipsnade has also created its very own "hill figure" - the outline of a giant (160 yards long) lion carved into the chalk hillside in emulation of the ancient hill figures such as the White Horse of Uffington and the Cerne Abbas Giant. The Whipsnade lion can be seen for miles across the downs.

Whipsnade Lion Satellite Photograph

Hill Figures of England


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