The Zoo was founded in 1923 by Herbert Whitley, and when he died in 1955 the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust was set up in his name. Paignton Zoo is owned by the Trust and it also owns Living Coasts in Torquay, Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, Primley Park and Clennon Gorge in Paignton, and Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve.
It's got to be said, Paignton Zoo is hard to beat!
The staff are extremely friendly and went that extra mile to make the children happy.
It's a beautiful attraction with plenty to see