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Zoos: Ashford Borough Council


Zoos are regulated by local authorities under the Zoo Licensing Act 1981. 

The Act defines a zoo as an establishment where wild animals are kept for exhibition to the public otherwise than for the purposes of a circus and otherwise than as a pet shop; and this Act applies to any zoo to which members of the public have access, with or without charge for admission, on more than seven days in any period of 12 consecutive months.

To discuss making an application please contact environmental health envhealth@ashford.gov.uk 01233 330508.



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