Zoological Society of Glasgow

Glasgow Zoo, or Calderpark Zoo, was a 99acre zoological park in Baillieston, Glasgow, Scotland.The zoo was established by the Zoological Society of Glasgow and West of Scotland in 1947, which was itself established in 1936. The zoo was located on the lands of the former Calderpark Estate, and during its peak attracted around about 140,000 visitors a year. At the zoo's peak it contained over 600 animals and had 24 full-time, and many part-time or seasonal staff.It closed in August 2003 after running up a debt of around £3.5m and failing to renew their zookeeper licence, having been unable to meet new standards on animal welfare. In the last few years that it was open, Glasgow Zoo deteriorated mainly due to the lack of funding from the local council and due to many allegations of animal cruelty. The site is now largely populated by private homes with some derelict remnants of the zoo left; the vacant disused land has become a haven for neds and anti-social behaviour.More than a decade after the closure of Glasgow Zoo, its official website remains active.




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