Dartmoor Zoological Park is a 30-acre (12 ha) zoological garden located near the village of Sparkwell, on the south-west edge of Dartmoor, in the county of Devon in the South West of England.
Formerly known as Dartmoor Wildlife Park, it had been opened in 1968 by Ellis Daw on farmland bought by his family in 1948. During a time of crisis, it was forced to close to the public on April 23, 2006. In August of that year, it was bought by the Mee family consisting of mother Amelia and brothers Ben and Duncan Mee, for £1.1m, who reopened the zoo to the public in July 2007 after a major refurbishment.
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