Amazing Animals has the largest custom-built private zoo location, specifically designed for the audio-visual media industries in Europe. The premises, Heythrop Zoological Gardens, began construction in 1988 and is in continual development. Set in the secluded North Oxfordshire Cotswolds, the location not only contains large stylized buildings for exterior location scenery, but also woodland and large open fields. The actual zoo is designed like a picture book classic zoo; architecturally inspired by London Zoo.
However, the facilities for the animals are in line with the standards of a modern zoo thus ensuring clients get the best of both worlds. We believe that aesthetically pleasing designs need not compromise high standards of animal welfare.
Over 50% of Amazing Animals’ work is now done on site. The reason for this is because we have our own studio space with green/bluescreen background, where we can set up most situations. The majority of the commercials you will see with our wild animals will have been filmed back at our studio. This often works out as very cost effective for production companies and gives the client greater access to the variety of species we have in the collection.