Mike Lockyer

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Mike Lockyer
Mike  Lockyer

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Personal details
Country United Kingdom

Work locations
Title owner 1984-2005
Location at Howletts Wild Animal Park in United Kingdom

Title director 1984-2005
Location at Port Lympne Zoo in United Kingdom

Title director -
Location at Chipperfield organisation station in Uganda

Biography details

Mike Lockyer , zoo director in United Kingdom

dead 2007-02-25 .

2007: MIKE LOCKYER, an animal expert and safari park pioneer has died at the age of 75. Lockyer worked with animals for almost half a century and retired as zoological director at Port Lympne and Howletts wild animal parks in Kent two years ago.

A partnership with former circus owner Jimmy Chipperfield saw Mr Lockyer help Lord Bath set up the world’s first safari park outside Africa at Longleat in Wiltshire.

He joined Howletts and Port Lympne in 1984 and ran successful breeding programmes across many Species.

He leaves a widow, Toni, three stepchildren, three sisters and one brother. Mr Lockyer’s ashes were buried underneath the lion enclosure at Port Lympne.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). director Mike Lockyer in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 March 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=634. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Anne Olivecrona

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