The Hall was built in 1736 by Joshua Smith Esq. The grounds were laid out in the style of William III and in 1836 were the grounds were remodelled by the then owner Squire Daniels. After returning from Malaya where he had been a rubber planter, poisonous snake keeper and crocodile keeper Ken Sims opened Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens in 1979. Inspired by the first David Attenborough TV programme and the early writings of Gerald Durrell, Ken had chosen to work in Asia as a way of learning more of the wonderful wildlife of that region. Supplying zoos in Europe and America with rare species and helping with the National Zoo of Malaysia Ken gained valuable experience which he put to good use in the design of the gardens. Well worth a visit if only to photograph the magnificent pair of Sumatran Tigers!
Complete with resident Stork's nest on the roof!!!
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Photo taken in Mautby, Norfolk, UK
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